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The name Sam is a diminutive form of Samuel.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Sam has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Sam
Use of the Name Sam for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
116,568 30,703 12,196 5,323 2,773 1,155 581
The table below indicates the number of times the name Sam has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Sam
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188036457  
188132481  
188230555  
188333476  
188433534  
188535492  
188634519  
188739463  
188834607  
188940486  
189041489  
189143418  
189238550  
189343481  
189443507  
189543488  
189643518  
189745478  
189842543  
189944469  
190034822  
190141479  
190241559  
190341552  
190440603  
190539621  
190643552  
190743629  
190846643  
190944700  
191041885  
191147926  
1912631,325  
1913651,522  
1914671,878  
1915682,344  
1916742,310  
1917722,451  
1918752,514  
1919752,389  
1920842,283  
1921862,351  
1922842,346  
1923892,208  
1924912,123  
1925912,096  
1926922,031  
19271021,898  
19281101,752  
19291051,720  
19301101,670  
19311181,460  
19321201,441  
19331211,344  
19341271,322  
19351261,360  
19361311,243  
19371321,209  
19381421,157  
19391451,128  
19401501,149  
19411511,185  
19421511,290  
19431531,321  
19441571,201  
19451611,136  
19461631,297  
19471691,409  
19481761,237  
19491881,102  
1950208952  
19512011,030  
1952214947  
1953229877  
1954238875  
1955237872  
1956237955  
19572311,068  
19582241,175  
19592141,294  
19602281,210  
19612291,191  
19622361,066  
19632391,014  
1964248957  
1965267774  
1966286675  
1967298610  
1968321564  
1969318583  
1970321598  
1971339540  
1972347494  
1973350478  
1974366433  
1975379418  
1976389395  
1977418356  
1978385412  
1979409375  
1980429364  
1981427382  
1982434371  
1983435359  
1984445360  
1985462348  
1986449376  
1987397477  
1988413479  
1989416501  
1990397581  
1991382589  
1992400573  
1993415560  
1994415553  
1995402568  
1996429524  
1997460479  
1998463487  
1999462492  
2000459512  
2001440551  
2002445555  
2003437574  
2004440581  
Totals:  116,568 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Sam as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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