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Sam

Origin: Cambodia
gender-male
Region Origin: South-Eastern Asia

The name Sam, short for Samuel, is of Hebrew origin and means "God has heard" or "told by God". It is a gender-neutral name with American origins and is derived from the Hebrew name Samuel. Originally, Sam served as a nickname for names like Samantha, Samuel, and Samson, but the shortened form became popular in its own right. The name Samuel was one of the last ruling judges mentioned in the Old Testament, and it became popular in Europe after the Protestant Reformation. Sam has a Hebrew and Nigerian origin, meaning "child of the sun" or "man of the sun".

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