Samuel

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Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of Σαμουηλ (Samouel), a Greek form of the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemuel)

First element (Shemu-):

Hebrew shemu = 'God's name is' [1] [2]
or
Hebrew shemu = 'has hearkened (to the prayers of a mother for a son)' [3] [1] [4]
or
Hebrew sha'ul me' = 'asked of'

Last element (-el):

Hebrew el = 'God' (see ELI) [1] [3] [2] [5]

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Saamua
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Saamuali
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Saamualik
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Sámal
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Sameli
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Sammel
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Sammeli
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Sâmua
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Sâmuale
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Sâmualik
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Samueeli
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Samuel
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Samúel
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Sámuel
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Samujeeli
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Samuli
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See also Sam, Sami, Samme, Sampsa, Samu
For female forms see Samine, Samuela, Samuline

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Samuelinpoika Finland
Samuelsen Denmark Norway
Samuelson Norway Sweden
Samuelssen Norway
Samuelsson Norway Sweden
Samuelssøn Norway
Samuelsøn Norway

Female

Samueldatter Norway
Samueldotter Norway
Samuelintytär Finland
Samuelsdatter Denmark Norway
Samuelsdotter Norway Sweden

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Samuel
Genitive: Samuels
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Samuel
Genitive: Samuelin
Partitive: Samuelia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Samuel
Genitive: Samuels
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Samuel
Genitive: Samuels

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

21 February

Finland Finland

20 August

Norway Norway

21 February

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

20 August

Sweden Sweden

1 September

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Samuel Columbus (24 April 1642 - 8 July 1679), Swedish author and linguist

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 6,217 people were named Samuel (percentage of first or only given name: 10 %) [7]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[9]
12760 21445 23 164 12737 21281
Finland Finland[10]
n.a.
25020
n.a.
19
n.a.
25001
Denmark Denmark[11]
2332
n.a.
2
n.a.
2330
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[12]
74 329
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[13]
44 51
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[14]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
2826
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Samuel (m) Sources: [9][11][14][10]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Samuel (m) Sources: [15]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Samuel (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Samuel (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Samuel (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. 11.0 11.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. 14.0 14.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  15. details see Name Statistic tables