[ 1 syll. sam, sa-m ] The baby girl name Sam is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced SAEM (English) †. Sam's origin and use are both in the English language. The name was chosen by the American golfer Tiger Woods for his baby girl Sam Alexis (2007-). See Sam for more information.
Sam is an English shortening of the English, French, and German Samantha.
A form of Sam is the name Samm.
Another variant of the name is the English familiar form Sammie.
Sam is not often used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. Out of the family of girl names directly related to Sam, Samantha was the most frequently used in 2018. Sam has in the last century been primarily given to boys.
† Pronunciation for Sam: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)"