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The Hebrew name Samuel is common in the 'Bible'. In the 'Bible', Samuel is also known as the Seer. Elkanah’s first wife, Hannah, suffered through years of childlessness. She prayed for a child, and if she ever conceived, she would dedicate him to the Lord’s service. Her prayers were answered and was blessed with a son who she called Samuel. Therefore, the meaning of Samuel translates to ‘the Lord Almighty has heard’. Samuel was one of the greatest leaders of Israel. He went on to appoint the first rulers of Israel, King Saul, followed by David. The original name of American writer Mark Twain is Samuel Clemens. The inventor of single-wire telegraphy and co-developer of the Morse Code was Samuel Finley Morse. A famous actor in Hollywood is Samuel L. Jackson.
Samuel is most often associated with the gender: male.
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