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Sam Name Popularity

How popular is the name Sam? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 42 847 0.2406%
1911 47 895 0.2403%
1912 64 1,295 0.2568%
1913 65 1,511 0.2665%
1914 68 1,856 0.2663%
1915 69 2,311 0.2544%
1916 74 2,301 0.2382%
1917 72 2,442 0.2441%
1918 75 2,489 0.2319%
1919 76 2,362 0.2256%
1920 85 2,262 0.2034%
1921 85 2,340 0.2044%
1922 84 2,339 0.2099%
1923 89 2,182 0.1948%
1924 91 2,105 0.1813%
1925 91 2,070 0.1831%
1926 92 2,010 0.1827%
1927 102 1,887 0.1705%
1928 108 1,748 0.1634%
1929 105 1,703 0.1644%
1930 110 1,649 0.1579%
1931 118 1,437 0.1456%
1932 119 1,435 0.1452%
1933 121 1,335 0.1433%
1934 128 1,295 0.134%
1935 125 1,347 0.1386%
1936 131 1,210 0.1256%
1937 133 1,179 0.1196%
1938 142 1,135 0.1109%
1939 146 1,095 0.1076%
1940 150 1,122 0.1056%
1941 149 1,171 0.104%
1942 151 1,266 0.1003%
1943 154 1,290 0.0988%
1944 157 1,186 0.0957%
1945 161 1,117 0.0916%
1946 163 1,283 0.0869%
1947 168 1,398 0.0838%
1948 176 1,213 0.076%
1949 188 1,074 0.0668%
1950 207 930 0.0578%
1951 201 996 0.0587%
1952 215 906 0.0519%
1953 230 843 0.0476%
1954 238 847 0.0463%
1955 239 834 0.0453%
1956 235 933 0.0494%
1957 230 1,051 0.0546%
1958 221 1,157 0.0612%
1959 214 1,275 0.0671%
1960 227 1,197 0.0632%
1961 229 1,175 0.0622%
1962 237 1,040 0.0566%
1963 235 988 0.055%
1964 246 942 0.0535%
1965 266 747 0.0457%
1966 281 643 0.0412%
1967 298 576 0.038%
1968 316 536 0.0357%
1969 320 547 0.0355%
1970 326 550 0.0346%
1971 345 490 0.0326%
1972 345 458 0.0336%
1973 355 433 0.0334%
1974 361 407 0.0313%
1975 390 358 0.0279%
1976 388 354 0.0275%
1977 423 304 0.0226%
1978 381 374 0.0278%
1979 430 308 0.0218%
1980 433 318 0.0217%
1981 430 331 0.0225%
1982 453 313 0.0209%
1983 444 308 0.0209%
1984 450 299 0.0201%
1985 469 289 0.019%
1986 450 329 0.0218%
1987 400 433 0.0284%
1988 412 443 0.0284%
1989 421 450 0.0279%
1990 393 547 0.033%
1991 391 538 0.033%
1992 402 532 0.0333%
1993 412 524 0.0336%
1994 422 505 0.0329%
1995 406 525 0.0348%
1996 425 491 0.0328%
1997 458 439 0.0297%
1998 455 450 0.0301%
1999 464 450 0.03%
2000 459 480 0.0314%
2001 434 525 0.0348%
2002 445 515 0.0344%
2003 440 536 0.0352%
2004 440 554 0.0363%
2005 455 527 0.0345%
2006 465 544 0.0347%
2007 454 576 0.0365%
2008 463 559 0.0362%
2009 470 542 0.0363%
2010 475 509 0.0353%
2011 473 515 0.0361%
2012 527 454 0.0319%
2013 546 436 0.0306%
2014 527 479 0.0329%
2015 539 483 0.0332%
2016 583 411 0.0285%
2017 534 470 0.0337%
2018 585 416 0.0303%
2019 610 384 0.0284%

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Samm
Sammey
Sammie

God heard

Hebrew

Samy

What names sound like Sam?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Sami

On high, exalted

Arabic

Sim

Son of Simon; to hear, to be heard; reputation

Hebrew


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3 Comments

  1. I ben happy and love

  2. I named my first after my husband to honor and bless him. His family had done that and I wanted to establish tradition from the start. How cool would it be to have a third and fourth generation?! Also Sam is a common enough name that isn’t hard to pronounce or spell so even though it’s not unique, it’s not complicated. My name is misspelled and mispronounced all the time and it gets old.

  3. Just like the name


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