Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: The One Who Listens To God
Main Origin Language: Hebrew
(Or View Samuel Girl)

In 2017 the name Samuel...

• was given to 10,323 baby boys
• was the 21st most popular name for baby boys
• was 22% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Idaho, Nebraska, and Alaska
• was least popular in Hawaii, Nevada, and Deleware
• was about as popular as Jackson and Sebastian
Babies Named Samuel Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Samuel...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2001
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1962
• is 108% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 10% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Skyler, Jake, Nicolas, Emilee, Elyssa, Unique
• has the most opposite popularity history to Lee, Craig, Gregory, Ladonna, Eugenia, Rena
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Samuel Per State
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Geographically the name Samuel...

• 3% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as William, James, Timothy, Hadley, Adeline, Hannah
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Zayn, Adonis, Shawn, Mikayla, Helena, Tiffany
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Samuel by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Samuel are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Samuel will be the only kid named Samuel in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Samuel compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Samuel rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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