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Updated February 8, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : To hear
  • Hebrew : Like the sun; His ministry
  • Hebrew : Heard God; asked God

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from a pet form of the personal name Samson (see Samson).
  • Dutch (van Sam) : variant of Van den Sand (see Sand 2).
  • Nigerian and Ghanaian : unexplained.
  • Chinese : variant of Shen.
  • Chinese : variant of Shum.
  • Other Southeast Asian : unexplained.

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