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Samson

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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Like the Sun

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Samson

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Samson in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Samson:

  • Records indicate that 4,004 boys in the United States have been named Samson since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 277 people in the U.S. were given the name Samson. Those people are now 6 years old.

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    Comments about the name Samson

    92% Approval Rating
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      12 Positive Comments

  • "I'm nearly 20 now, and I love the name Samson. Sometimes people pronounce it "Samsung", but only the first time. My surname is quite rare as well so I'm always easy to find in searches which I like." May. 19, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Although I get the occasional annunciation as "Samsung," I do enjoy saying my name to others. I have yet to meet another Samson. I do believe this name can go with a dark haired boy that has a strong body, morals, or even emotions." Jul. 8, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Samson. I am now 17. I've always loved my name and never been ashamed. I've never been made fun of or any of that stuff. I hear the Samson and Deliah jokes a lot, and after a while they are just not funny. Just annoying. But besides that I love my name. Never met another Samson. And with a name like Samson,I'm pretty sure no one will ever forget you." Dec. 8, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Samson. It was a nickname given to my husband by an old blues gypsy. It fits them both well." Apr. 23, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Samson and I'm 17. Never really met another Samson. I used to go by Sam more, but now I'm a lot more proud of Samson. In the future, I will probably name my son the same thing." Dec. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son (b: Jan 5 1995) Samson. His hair was slow to grow and we took him for his first haircut in the summer of 1997. Coincidentally, whilst it was being cut, 'Deliah' by Tom Jones was playing over the sound system." Dec. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son, born 11/9/08, Samson. Everyone seems surprised by it's unusalness at first, and then most people settle into a smile and say they really like it. I, of coarse, love it." Dec. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Samson so much that I'm naming my son Samson Allen (due February 2007!) - It's a good STRONG, classy name!" Dec. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband has this name and it is quite fitting. He hates it when people try to shorten his name to Sam and is irritated when it is spelled incorrectly." Sep. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like being unique - I've never met another Samson. But someone always makes a joke about Delilah. Lame asses." Jun. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our DAUGHTER Samson & we have had a very positive response. I think it is strong & unique & suits her well. I love it !" Mar. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Perhaps I'm biased, as this is what we're naming our son. :-)" Nov. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "The name Samson was given to one of the judges of Israel. It means "sun" or "bright as the sun" which is symbolic of the story. Samson's hair was never cut. His strength was symbolized by the rays of the sun, the sun's strength, which were represented by his radiant locks. Delilah tried many ways to discover the source of Samson's strength, but when she cut his hair, she had symbolically cut off the rays of the sun, the sun's strength. Thus Samson, the sun-man, lost his strength. Every Samson born since then has been born a powerless fool." Feb. 21, 2018: Report as inappropriate

      11 Neutral Comments

  • "I my name is Samson and I'm so grateful for my parents to give me such name...... I'm strong and blessed" Aug. 16, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "oooohhh!!! my GOD! i love my name SAMSON, i have meet with some few guys named SAMSON but lot of people i met they are named SAM+ other names such as SAMWEl, but am very stronger, and am not feel shy due to my name. but more and more i like how different peoples pronounce my name." Jun. 30, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have not met another Samson either, its a very powerfull name , well,, it fits with my astrological and numerological chart. "Samson" subconsiously evokes thoughts of extra human strength, love,romance when someone hears that name, provided they know the Biblical Samson. what I find is that , if the person you meet is interested to talk to you, they wiill say something about your name, good to get a first repsonse from a woman if she likes you. Long Live , all the SAMSONs" Jun. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "samson means sun duhhhhhh alyssa loves my face and nolans hair" Jan. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My surname is Samson. As I will lose my surname when I marry I am strongly naming my future son with Samson as a forename. A strong, cool name." Jan. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i get made fun of alot and i never met another samson im 18 now and i still get made fun of in college but im used to it and its a unique name, better then be called bob or some other common name and i get those bible jokes thrown at me alot" Oct. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY SON BORN IN 2004 IS THE FIFTH GENERATION SAMSON IN OUR FAMILY. WE LOVE THE NAME, AND SO DOES HE!" Aug. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "The only name in the "baby name bible" that grabbed me as the right name for our then future son. Sounds like a regular name, yet has a strong tone to it...not sure if it's the history behind it or not. The references to the biblical Samson are very annoying though." Jul. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am thinking about naming my son Samson. We aren't Jewish. Heck, we aren't anything really. After reading up on the religious Samson, well we are really uncertain now. Samson seems like the great slayer of god against the Palestines. Do I really want to associate that with my son?" Dec. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Samson was given to one of the judges of Israel. It means "sun" or "bright as the sun" which is symbolic of the story. Samson's hair was never cut. His strength was symbolized by the rays of the sun, the sun's strength, which were represented by his radiant locks. Delilah tried many ways to discover the source of Samson's strength, but when she cut his hair, she had symbolically cut off the rays of the sun, the sun's strength. Thus Samson, the sun-man, lost his strength." Jun. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is samson daniel i am 19 years old i have allways been proud of my name i never wanted to change it and i allways wont because there is just something i feel that this name was ment for someone important and is making me feel like it any way some times people prononce it by saying 'samsom' it doesent sound like my name so i have to teach them how it is pronounced as well as its meaning i am very proud of my name" Jan. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate



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