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Samuel name definition

Samuel name definition: this name in other languages, spelling and pronunciation variants, female and male variants of name Samuel.

Define Samuel

From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.

As a Christian name, Samuel came into common use after the Protestant Reformation. Famous bearers include American inventor Samuel Morse (1791-1872), Irish writer Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), and American author Samuel Clemens (1835-1910), who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain.

Is Samuel a boy name?

Yes, name Samuel has masculine gender.

Where does the name Samuel come from?

Name Samuel most common in English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical.

Other scripts for name Samuel

שְׁמוּאֵל (Hebrew)

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Samuel name meaning

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Samuel name origin

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Samuel name definition

Define Samuel name. Samuel name definition.


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Samuel in other languages

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How to spell Samuel

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List of surnames with name Samuel

List of surnames with name Samuel