Of Hebrew origin.
Both a masculine and a feminine name.
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: