Of Hebrew origin.

Both a masculine and a feminine name.

Short form of the names Samuel and Samantha.

When deriving from the name Samuel, it means “name of God” or “told by God”.

Alternative forms of the name are: Sammy, Sammie, Samm.

Famous male bearers are Sam Neill, Sam Shepard, Sam Cooke, Sam Peckinpah, Sam Waterston, Sam Elliott, Sam Mendes, Sam Worthington, Sam Rockwell, Sam Bradford.

A short video of Sam Worthington on David Letterman’s TV show: