Samuel

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See also: Sámuel, Samúel, Samuēl, and Samuël

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Samūēl, from Ancient Greek Σαμουήλ (Samouḗl), from Biblical Hebrewשְׁמוּאֵל(šəmûʾēl, literally name of God) [1]. It is also taken to mean "heard by God" or "asked of God."

According to 1 Samuel 1:20, the Biblical judge and prophet was given this name due to its similarity to a Hebrew word that means "heard by God."

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsæmjuəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Sam‧u‧el

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel

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  1. A male given name from Hebrew.
    • 1836 March – 1837 October, Charles Dickens, “Chapter 34”, in The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, London: Chapman and Hall, [], published 1837, →OCLC:
      It was quite unnecessary to call Samuel Weller; for Samuel Weller stepped briskly into the box the instant his name was pronounced; and placing his hat on the floor, and his arms on the rail, took a bird’s–eye view of the Bar, and a comprehensive survey of the Bench, with a remarkably cheerful and lively aspect. ‘What’s your name, sir?’ inquired the judge. / ‘Sam Weller, my Lord,’ replied that gentleman. / ‘Do you spell it with a “V” or a “W”?’ inquired the judge. / ‘That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord,’ replied Sam; ‘I never had occasion to spell it more than once or twice in my life, but I spells it with a “V.” ’ / Here a voice in the gallery exclaimed aloud, ‘Quite right too, Samivel, quite right. Put it down a “we,” my Lord, put it down a “we.”’
    • 1914, Jack London, The Strength of the Strong/Samuel:
      I went down the dark road between the hawthorn hedges puzzling over the why of like, repeating SAMUEL to myself and aloud and listening to the rolling wonder in its sound that had charmed her soul and led her life in tragic places. SAMUEL! There was a rolling wonder in the sound. Aye, there was!
  2. One of two books of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
    Synonym: (abbreviation) Sam.
  3. The primary author and central character of the first book of Samuel.
  4. A surname.

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Anagrams[edit]

Catalan[edit]

Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ca

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel
  2. (religion) Samuel

Czech[edit]

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia cs

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m anim (related adjective Samuelův)

  1. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Declension[edit]

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel c

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. (biblical) Samuel (a Biblical figure; one of two books of the Bible)
  2. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Finnish[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Samūēl, from Ancient Greek Σαμουήλ (Samouḗl), from Biblical Hebrewשְׁמוּאֵל(šəmûʾēl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑmuel/, [ˈs̠ɑ̝mue̞l]
  • Rhymes: -ɑmuel
  • Syllabification(key): Sa‧mu‧el

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Biblical Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Samuel (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Samuel Samuelit
genitive Samuelin Samuelien
partitive Samuelia Samueleja
illative Samueliin Samueleihin
singular plural
nominative Samuel Samuelit
accusative nom. Samuel Samuelit
gen. Samuelin
genitive Samuelin Samuelien
partitive Samuelia Samueleja
inessive Samuelissa Samueleissa
elative Samuelista Samueleista
illative Samueliin Samueleihin
adessive Samuelilla Samueleilla
ablative Samuelilta Samueleilta
allative Samuelille Samueleille
essive Samuelina Samueleina
translative Samueliksi Samueleiksi
abessive Samuelitta Samueleitta
instructive Samuelein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Samuel (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Samuelini Samuelini
accusative nom. Samuelini Samuelini
gen. Samuelini
genitive Samuelini Samuelieni
partitive Samueliani Samuelejani
inessive Samuelissani Samueleissani
elative Samuelistani Samueleistani
illative Samueliini Samueleihini
adessive Samuelillani Samueleillani
ablative Samueliltani Samueleiltani
allative Samuelilleni Samueleilleni
essive Samuelinani Samueleinani
translative Samuelikseni Samueleikseni
abessive Samuelittani Samueleittani
instructive
comitative Samueleineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Samuelisi Samuelisi
accusative nom. Samuelisi Samuelisi
gen. Samuelisi
genitive Samuelisi Samueliesi
partitive Samueliasi Samuelejasi
inessive Samuelissasi Samueleissasi
elative Samuelistasi Samueleistasi
illative Samueliisi Samueleihisi
adessive Samuelillasi Samueleillasi
ablative Samueliltasi Samueleiltasi
allative Samuelillesi Samueleillesi
essive Samuelinasi Samueleinasi
translative Samueliksesi Samueleiksesi
abessive Samuelittasi Samueleittasi
instructive
comitative Samueleinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Samuelimme Samuelimme
accusative nom. Samuelimme Samuelimme
gen. Samuelimme
genitive Samuelimme Samueliemme
partitive Samueliamme Samuelejamme
inessive Samuelissamme Samueleissamme
elative Samuelistamme Samueleistamme
illative Samueliimme Samueleihimme
adessive Samuelillamme Samueleillamme
ablative Samueliltamme Samueleiltamme
allative Samuelillemme Samueleillemme
essive Samuelinamme Samueleinamme
translative Samueliksemme Samueleiksemme
abessive Samuelittamme Samueleittamme
instructive
comitative Samueleinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Samuelinne Samuelinne
accusative nom. Samuelinne Samuelinne
gen. Samuelinne
genitive Samuelinne Samuelienne
partitive Samuelianne Samuelejanne
inessive Samuelissanne Samueleissanne
elative Samuelistanne Samueleistanne
illative Samueliinne Samueleihinne
adessive Samuelillanne Samueleillanne
ablative Samueliltanne Samueleiltanne
allative Samuelillenne Samueleillenne
essive Samuelinanne Samueleinanne
translative Samueliksenne Samueleiksenne
abessive Samuelittanne Samueleittanne
instructive
comitative Samueleinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Samuelinsa Samuelinsa
accusative nom. Samuelinsa Samuelinsa
gen. Samuelinsa
genitive Samuelinsa Samueliensa
partitive Samueliaan
Samueliansa
Samuelejaan
Samuelejansa
inessive Samuelissaan
Samuelissansa
Samueleissaan
Samueleissansa
elative Samuelistaan
Samuelistansa
Samueleistaan
Samueleistansa
illative Samueliinsa Samueleihinsa
adessive Samuelillaan
Samuelillansa
Samueleillaan
Samueleillansa
ablative Samueliltaan
Samueliltansa
Samueleiltaan
Samueleiltansa
allative Samuelilleen
Samuelillensa
Samueleilleen
Samueleillensa
essive Samuelinaan
Samuelinansa
Samueleinaan
Samueleinansa
translative Samuelikseen
Samueliksensa
Samueleikseen
Samueleiksensa
abessive Samuelittaan
Samuelittansa
Samueleittaan
Samueleittansa
instructive
comitative Samueleineen
Samueleinensa

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Statistics[edit]

  • Samuel is the 115th most common male given name in Finland, belonging to 5,737 male individuals (and as a middle name to 15,104 more, making it more common as a middle name), and also belongs to 14 female individuals (and as a middle name to 8 more), according to February 2023 data from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of Finland.

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Anagrams[edit]

German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia de

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Biblical Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Related terms[edit]

  • Sämi in eastern Switzerland

Latin[edit]

Latin Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia la

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Σαμουήλ (Samouḗl), from Biblical Hebrewשְׁמוּאֵל(šəmūʾḗl).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Samūēl m sg (variously declined, genitive Samūēl or Samūēlis); indeclinable, third declension

  1. Samuel

Declension[edit]

Indeclinable noun or third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Samūēl
Genitive Samūēl
Samūēlis
Dative Samūēl
Samūēlī
Accusative Samūēl
Samūēlem
Ablative Samūēl
Samūēle
Vocative Samūēl

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: Samuele

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nb

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Samuel, from Ancient Greek Σαμουήλ (Samouḗl), from Biblical Hebrewשְׁמוּאֵל(šəmūʾḗl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /saˈmu.ɛl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uɛl
  • Syllabification: Sa‧mu‧el

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m pers

  1. (biblical) Samuel (Biblical character)
  2. a male given name, equivalent to English Samuel

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Samuel in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /sa.muˈɛw/ [sa.mʊˈɛʊ̯], (faster pronunciation) /saˈmwɛw/ [saˈmwɛʊ̯]
 

  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -ɛl, (Brazil) -ɛw
  • Hyphenation: Sa‧mu‧el

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m (plural Samuéis)

  1. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel
  2. (biblical) Samuel (one of two books of the Bible)
  3. (biblical) Samuel (a leader of ancient Israel)

Slovak[edit]

Slovak Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m anim (genitive singular Samuela, nominative plural Samuelovia, declension pattern of chlap)

  1. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel
  2. a surname
  3. (biblical) Samuel (one of two books of the Bible)
  4. (biblical) Samuel (a leader of ancient Israel)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Samuel”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /saˈmwel/ [saˈmwel]
  • Rhymes: -el
  • Syllabification: Sa‧muel

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Biblical Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Related terms[edit]

Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sv

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel c (genitive Samuels)

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Derived terms[edit]

(patronyms): Samuelsdotter (Samuel’s daughter, daughter of Samuel), Samuelsson (Samuel’s son, son of Samuel)

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish Samuel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Sam‧u‧el
  • IPA(key): /samˈwel/, [sɐmˈwɛl]

Proper noun[edit]

Samuél (Baybayin spelling ᜐᜋ᜔ᜏᜒᜎ᜔)

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Spanish