Sampson name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sampson mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sampson

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Ghana says the name Sampson means "Stronger".
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International Interest
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  1. Samson (in the Wycliffe version of the Bible)
  2. A male given name from Hebrew of biblical origin.

Notable Persons Named Sampson

Notable Persons Named Sampson

Sam Berns

Sam was given the name Sampson Gordon Berns on October 23rd, 1996 in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. He left this life on January 10th, 2014.

Sam Whipple

Sam was given the name Sampson E. Whipple on September 25th, 1960 in Venice, Los Angeles. Sam is also known as Whipple and Sampson E. (full name). He left this life on June 3rd, 2002.

Sampson Lloyd

Sampson Eardley

Sampson was born on October 10th, 1744. He died on December 25th, 1824.

Sampson Carter

Sampson Carter is a basketball player for the CAB Madeira. His most notable accomplishments were from 2014 to present. Sampson was born on September 11th, 1990 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Sampson Low

Sampson was born in 1797. He left this life in 1886.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sampson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sampson

Deborah Sampson

Deborah was born on December 17th, 1760 in Plympton, Massachusetts. She breathed her last breath on April 29th, 1827.

Ralph Sampson

Ralph Sampson is a basketball player for the Unicaja Ronda, Rockford Lightning, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, and Washington Wizards. He was most prominent from 1983 to 1995. Ralph was born on July 7th, 1960 in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Will Sampson

Will Sampson was a painting, actor, and painter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to 1987. Will was born Will Sampson on September 27th, 1933 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, U.S. He left this life on June 3rd, 1987.

George Sampson

George Sampson is a dancer, presenter, singer, actor, dancer (2007–), presenter (2013–), singer (2008), and actor (2011–). He was most prominent from 2007 to 2007. George was born on June 29th, 1993 in Warrington, Cheshire, England.

Angus Sampson

Angus Sampson is an actor, director, producer, writer, and voice-over artist. Angus was born in 1979 in Sydney, Australia.

Cindy Sampson

Cindy Sampson is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Cindy was born on May 27th, 1978 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • Todd Sampson
    Ceo of Leo Burnett Australia
  • Kelvin Sampson
    Basketball Player
  • JaKarr Sampson
    Basketball Player
  • Agnes Sampson
  • William Thomas Sampson
    Military Person
  • Daz Sampson
  • Mark Sampson
  • Gordie Sampson
  • Hazel Sampson
  • Jana Mashonee
  • Scott D. Sampson
  • Lynne Carver
  • Short Sleeve Sampson
  • Francis L. Sampson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sampson U.S.
  White 60.21% 64.26%
  African American 29.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.90% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.43% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sampson

People with the last name Sampson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Sampson

  • What name lists does Sampson rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Sampson? Sampson is the 4,758th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sampson was the 886th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sampson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,651 babies born with the first name Sampson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sampson to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sampson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sampson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sampson is Friday, July 1st, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Sampson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sampson was in 2017 with a total of 61 babies.
  • Random Sampson Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sampson is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Sampson: The name spelled backwards is Nospmas. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Spnamso. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sampson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 39,277 people with the last name Sampson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sampson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Sampson as their last name.
  • Sampson name meaning

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