Samson comes from Hebrew Shimshon meaning “sun” which derives from Proto-Semitic *śamš- (sun). In the Old Testament, Samson was an Israelite judge with extraordinary strength tied to his long hair and who was eventually betrayed by his lover, Delilah. Samson is also a surname originating from the given name.
- Sampson (Biblical Greek, English)
- Shimshon (Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew)
- Sansone (Italian)
- Shamash (Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian)