Infographic of Samson name meaning, which is “The man from the east,” in allusion to the rising sun, on the basis of the Hebrew Shimshon, from shemesh, the sun. In the Bible, a Hebrew strong manwho was shorn of his strength and delivered to his enemies the Philistines by his mistress Delilah. Also spelled Sampson.
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Samson Name Popularity

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

  • In 2018 Samson was the 532nd most popular boys name, representing 0.0348% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Samson has been the 1,200th most popular boys name, representing 0.0038% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 1,458 5 0.0005%
1917 1,458 5 0.0005%
1918 1,207 8 0.0007%
1919 0 0%
1920 1,589 5 0.0004%
1921 1,295 8 0.0007%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 1,507 5 0.0004%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 1,538 5 0.0005%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 1,465 5 0.0005%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 1,289 6 0.0006%
1941 1,212 6 0.0005%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 1,344 7 0.0004%
1956 1,312 8 0.0004%
1957 0 0%
1958 1,265 10 0.0005%
1959 1,488 5 0.0003%
1960 0 0%
1961 1,474 6 0.0003%
1962 1,199 12 0.0007%
1963 1,502 5 0.0003%
1964 1,302 10 0.0006%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 1,650 5 0.0003%
1969 1,419 7 0.0005%
1970 1,443 8 0.0005%
1971 1,242 14 0.0009%
1972 1,354 11 0.0008%
1973 1,256 13 0.001%
1974 1,196 16 0.0012%
1975 1,710 6 0.0005%
1976 1,156 21 0.0016%
1977 1,105 25 0.0019%
1978 1,349 15 0.0011%
1979 1,087 29 0.0021%
1980 916 52 0.0036%
1981 1,014 39 0.0027%
1982 1,029 37 0.0025%
1983 986 40 0.0027%
1984 920 50 0.0034%
1985 895 56 0.0037%
1986 1,202 26 0.0017%
1987 1,070 38 0.0025%
1988 822 85 0.0055%
1989 1,022 57 0.0035%
1990 966 72 0.0043%
1991 1,050 61 0.0037%
1992 987 73 0.0046%
1993 977 76 0.0049%
1994 1,118 56 0.0036%
1995 1,142 55 0.0036%
1996 1,054 67 0.0045%
1997 1,099 67 0.0045%
1998 1,029 81 0.0054%
1999 981 96 0.0064%
2000 965 106 0.0069%
2001 954 112 0.0074%
2002 994 106 0.0071%
2003 1,103 87 0.0057%
2004 1,061 100 0.0066%
2005 1,125 92 0.006%
2006 901 163 0.0104%
2007 950 151 0.0096%
2008 966 146 0.0094%
2009 871 187 0.0125%
2010 881 178 0.0124%
2011 853 189 0.0133%
2012 825 206 0.0145%
2013 669 305 0.0214%
2014 610 384 0.0264%
2015 602 398 0.0274%
2016 557 452 0.0314%
2017 598 387 0.0277%
2018 532 478 0.0348%

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Sam

A short form of Samson and Samuel.

American

#585 (0.0303%)  
Sampson

Sun

Hebrew

#2,548 (0.0004%)  
Sansom

Sun

Hebrew

Sanson

Sun

Hebrew

Sansone

Sun

Hebrew

Shem

Name, fame

Hebrew


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