Samuel is a Hebrew name derived from Shemu'el. The name has strong biblical ties and is related to Samuel, a ruling judge from the Old Testament. Befitting the biblical origins of the name, it is generally understood to mean "name of God" or "God has heard." Samuel became a popular name during the nineteetnh century and consistently remains within the top 25 in the United States.
Similar Names: Sam, Sammy,
Famous Samuel Names: Samuel L. Jackson (actor), Sammy Davis Jr. (musician)