Samuel

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Male Male Name

Usage

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

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]

Related Names

Mueli
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Saamua
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Greenlandic
Saamuali
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Saamualik
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Greenlandic
Sámal
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Faroese
Sameli
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Sammel
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Swedish
Sammeli
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Sammil
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Swedish
Sámmol
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Sami
Samoel
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Swedish
Sâmua
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Greenlandic
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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Icelandic
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

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[7]
14 74 11736 19916
Norway Norway[8]
0 n.a. 2390 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[9]
2 n.a. 2082 n.a.
Finland Finland[10]
n.a. 5 n.a. 23168
  #: 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: [7][9][8][10]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Samuel(m) Sources: [11]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Samuel(m)

Sources: [7] [9] [8] [10]

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 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. details see Name Statistic tables