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Samuel

Samuel \s(a)-muel\ as a boy's name is pronounced SAM-yoo-el. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Samuel is "God heard". Also possibly as "requested of God", "God's heart" or "God's name". Biblical: the prophet and judge who anointed Saul and David as kings of Israel. The name was used by the Puritans and usage peaked in the 19th century. Opera singer Samuel Ramey, lexicographer Samuel Johnson, playwright Samuel Beckett, author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), actor Samuel L. Jackson. Samuel has 7 variant forms: Sam, Sammie, Sammy, Samuele, Samuello, Samwell and Shem. For more information, see also the related name Kemuel. View a list of the 14 names that reference Samuel.

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