Samuel
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
SAM-yoo-əl
Meaning
To be able to hear God
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Samuel is an Anglicized form of the Hebrew name 'Shemuel or Shmuel', derived from the Hebrew words 'shama', which means 'to hear', and 'El', which means 'God or all powerful'.

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Famous Samuels

Samuel Barber - composer
Samuel Pollock - hockey player
Samuel de Champlain - explorer
Samuel Butler - author
Samuel Crompton - inventor
Samuel Beckett - author
Samuel L. Jackson - actor

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