First name origins & meanings:
- Hebrew: To hear
- Hebrew: Heard God; asked God
- German: Angel of joy
First name variations: Samella, Sammie, Sammy, Samouel, Sam, Samelle, Sam, Sammy, Sammie, Shemuel, Schmuel, Shem, Zamael
Last name origins & meanings:
- English, Scottish, Welsh, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian
(Sámuel), Jewish, and South Indian: from the Biblical male
personal name Samuel (Hebrew Shemuel ‘Name of God’).
This name is also well established in South India.
- It is found as a personal name among
Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among
families from southern India.
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