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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Sam

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

A few facts about the boy's name Sam:

  • Records indicate that 121,119 boys in the United States have been named Sam since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 2,513 people in the U.S. were given the name Sam. Those people are now 102 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Sam

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      18 Positive Comments

  • "I think Sam is a cute name. When I was 8 years old I named my stuffed animal Sam." Dec. 22, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Everyone Ive ever known with the name Sam has made a wonderful impact on my life and brought me joy, laughter and happiness. I have a wonderful friend named Sammie, and she is extremely kind smart and thoughtful. Theres a little boy named Sami that I know who is very funny and makes me laugh. And theres also a boy i know... his name is Sam and he has changed my life for the better. He is my world and I have never met a more perfect person. He is hilarious, extremely smart, adorable and kinder to me than any other boy. I think I may be in love with the name Sam." Jun. 7, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a crush on a guy named sam he is adorable :)" Sep. 26, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a tomboy named Sam and I really love the name! Some of my friends call me Sam I am but other than that it's a good name. However, when I'm called Samantha, I get really mad." Jan. 22, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of my best friends is named Sam. I call him Sam I Am. I'll probably call him Sam Gamgee like in the LOtR at sometime or another. ;) I love the name Sam. It suits him." Dec. 18, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sam is a wonderful name and every person I have met named Sam are very nice and wonderful" Dec. 2, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My new grandchild was just named Samuel (Sam)....I love everything about this name and my grandchild!" Jul. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sam, I get called Sammy, some boys call me Samantha for fun, older people call be Samuel maybe because it's formal, I live with the Sam I Am thing :D and though out the years i have also exprianced such things as 'Sam's Chicken' a name of a popular fast food place, funny thing is, my last name is almost and sounds the same as chicken, other than that, i love the name a lot :D" Jan. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a friend named Sam and he's extremely good looking so I think it suits him a lot. Love the name!" Mar. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am writing a novel about a character named "Samynthile" a.k.a. Sam" Feb. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my experience with sam hartley was a bad one he screwed me over and then went for my two best friends.People never spell sam's name wrong.the correct way to say it is sam thats it.No I only know sam hartley i've meet sammys but no other sams.I LOVE THE NAME SAM THROUGH." Nov. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't know wheather this name suits to sam or not. But the original meaning of sam is "WANNABLE SEX MACHINE"." Aug. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sam is an awesome name it comes from the meaning samos which means beauty so sam's or samantha or sammy's are usually attractive or intelligent." Jul. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our first is Samuel Thomas, "Wee Sam" I love him so much. He's the best thing that has ever happened to me. Sam is such a fitting name for him." Oct. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brothers name is sam and he gets really upset if someone calls him samuel or sammy it's just sam but people do it anyway. tee hee" May. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My child is Samuel Joseph, which we originally chose because we loved the meaning. He is now 9 and he loves being Sam." Jan. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "sam is the name of my son, sam peter , i love it it suits him so much." Jan. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We love this name. Our 4 year old son is named Samuel Ryan, and it's been a great one so far!" Jun. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "A guy called sam ruined my life, he used to go out with my girlfriend, then he cheated on her, and 3 years later he is back, and trying to steal her back, with a big grin on his stupid face, so i have a disliking to the name" Aug. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      19 Neutral Comments

  • "This name is my own name and is extraordinary. If you ever watch icarly than you'll know that one of the main characters name is sam. If you have a problem with the name sam you can go be named different." Apr. 25, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always been a Telus girl, and I have to say that they uslauly suck. PLUS, we have had someone from some marketing company representing Telus calling us several times a day. So, I have to vote for Telus being the ass." Mar. 15, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Oh, you will quickly learn that many thgins revolve around The Big Chicken. Chick Fil A Diet Lemonade is delightful yum. And it's all Coke, Coke, Coke around here, you'll find (oh, and Delta and Home Depot). When we first moved here there were no GPS' imagine getting around without it. The joy is when you're driving down one road, look up, and the name has changed but you never made a turn. I'll bet that number was a 770 one, eh? People like to keep their 770s. Welcome to Atlanta!" Jul. 12, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a friend named Sam. I like his name because it's so normal, but it's not at the same time. It's so fun to say." Dec. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'd like to call my son "Sam". Only thing is his last name will be Davis - and I'm concerned people will call him Sammy Davis Jr. Thoughts?" May. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my names is samantha but i spell it sammie and everyone i know spells it sammy. should i change it?" Feb. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Sam. In 7th grade a boy named same stuck up for me around some bullies. He was smaller than me and the bullies. But he had a lot of courage and a big heart." Oct. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Sam and I was born in the sixties. I've come to like me name over the years - so much so, I named my son Sam, as well. Downside, it's a very popular pet name. Also, it tends to get confused with other three letter names including Max and Ben. Upside, people never seem to have bad experiences with people named Sam and it's hard to think of a bad person named Sam. Also, you have Samuel as a "Formal" name and mostly, Sams don't like to be called Sammy. Lastly, you will have to live with the "Sam I Am" thing, but really, it's not so bad!" May. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Sam and I like it because not many people are named that anymore (boys)" Mar. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes, My name is Sam. Its pretty unique, I only met a handful of people named Sam in my life. I wouldnt have it any other way, my name contributes to my personality." Feb. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey ma name is sam and so is ma dad but his name is samuel im only called sam what is better sam or samuel" Feb. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey ma name is sam and so is ma dad but his name is samuel im only called sam what is better sam or samuel" Feb. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is sam, and I think it is quite boring. It sounds like teh name os a slug or something" Jan. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We have 4 boys,and Samuel is our baby who was adopted to a family who couldnt have children of their own.They think he is the biggest blessing.We miss him terribly.I think Samuel is the most buetifull name." Sep. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't like this name. It's boring. There is also a boy I know named Sam and he is an awful person... so that makes me hate the name even more. Good luck to all the Sams in the world... you're gonna need it." Jun. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "of course the unisex factor comes into play with this name quite often. I remember being teased about it when I was little. The name still creates some confusion (a few months ago I was introduced to a new friend who, shaking my hand, said, "weren't you supposed to be a girl?")" May. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names samantha but im a tomboy and everyone calls me sam if they call me samantha i get mad" Jan. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its a real good one - can goes casual with Sam, or formal with Samuel, depending on occasion" Dec. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My birds name is Sam. I didnt know its gender and Sam is a girl and boy name." Nov. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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