Boy name origins & meanings
- Hebrew : To hear
- Hebrew : Heard God; asked God
- German : Angel of joy
Boy name variations
Family 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.