Hebrew, Male, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Samuel is a male given name meaning either “name of God” or “God has heard” and is also a surname originating from the given name.

Nicknames: Sam, Sammy/Sammie/Sami

Origin: Hebrew



  • Shemu’el (Hebrew)
  • Yishma’el (Hebrew)
  • Shmuel (Hebrew)
  • Samuli (Finnish)
  • Samouel (Biblical Greek)
  • Isma’il (Arabic)
  • Ismail (Arabic, Uyghur)
  • Esmail (Persian, Arabic)
  • İsmail (Turkish)
  • Ismael (Spanish, Biblical Greek)
  • Ismahel (Biblical Latin)
  • Samuhel (Biblical Latin)
  • Samuil (Russian, Bulgarian)
  • Sámuel (Hungarian)
  • Samu (Hungarian & Finnish diminutive of Samuel)
  • Samuele (Italian)
  • Samoil (Macedonian)
  • Sawyl (Welsh)
  • Ishmael (English, Hebrew)


Female forms:

  • Samuela (Italian)
  • Samantha (English, Italian, Dutch)
  • Samanta (Italian, Spanish)


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