Short Form Of Samuel Or Samantha





Traits associated with the name Sam:

Dogs named Sam tend to be loving, good-natured, loyal, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Sam?

That you have a fondness for classic, timeless names. It could also suggest that you are a fan of the classic novel, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain, in which the main character's loyal companion is a dog named "Sam."

Is Sam a good dog name?

Sam is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Sam isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Sam is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Sam was, in the past month, the 98th most viewed dog name on

As of June 2024, Sam is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Sam was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Sam's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Sam is most adored in New Hampshire, Illinois and Delaware.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Iowa, Tennessee and Oregon.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Sam.

Most popular breeds named Sam:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Cocker Spaniel
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Chihuahua

Famous dogs named Sam:

  • comics icon A cocker spaniel named Sam appeared in the comic book Family Circus by Bill Keane.
  • comics icon A irish wolfhound named Sam appeared in the comic book Sam & Max by Steve Purcell.
  • film icon A parson russell terrier rough named Sam played a role in the movie It Happened on Fifth Avenue.
  • film icon A old english sheepdog named Sam played a role in the movie Cats & Dogs.
  • film icon A rough collie named Sam played a role in the movie Hondo.
  • film icon A sheepdog named Sam played a role in the movie A Sheep in the Deep.

Sam is found in these categories:

movie dog names

He's named after the loyal canine in "I Am Legend".

cute dog names

Evokes a friendly, lovable persona, popularized by "Sam" in classic cartoons.

Dog names like Sam:

To move in a light springy manner. to escape secretly in haste.
fasten by sewing; do needlework
First Explorer
Shade From Sun
His Gift
hit hard
Sam dog name meaning

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Linda (Pennsylvania, United States)
Our chihuahua was born on the 4th of July, hence the name Sam.
August 08, 2023

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