Meaning and Origin of: Samuel

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : To hear
  • Hebrew : Heard God; asked God
  • German : Angel of joy

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.

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