Of course, all this means that you probably know a Sam or two of either gender (or both), so finding new ways to get to spunky, solid Sam is understandable.
(note: I did start to delve into boy-Sam possibilities on a previous post, so if you feel a bit of déjà vu, you're not crazy)
- Bassam (bah-SAHM, Arabic)--"smiling"
- Isamu (ee-sah-moo, Japanese)--"courage"
- Salman (SAL-mahn, Arabic)--"safe"
- Samad (sam-AHD, Arabic)--"eternal"
- Samang (sahm-ANG, Khmer)--"lucky"
- Samay (sam-EYE, Khmer)--"daydream"
- Sambor (SAM-bor, Polish)
- Samir (sah-MEER, Arabic, Hindi)
- Samson (SAM-son, English)--from Hebrew "sun". Another form is Sampson.
- Samuli (SAH-moo-lee, Finnish)--form of Samuel
- Stamatis (stah-MAH-tis, Greek)--another form is Stamatios.
- Belisama (bel-ee-SAH-mah, Gaulish mythology)--poss. "brightest one"
- Gethsemane (geth-SEM-ah-nee, [Biblical] Greek)
- Ibtisam (ib-tee-SAM, Arabic)--"smile"
- Psamathe (SAM-ah-thee, [Ancient] Greek)--"sand goddess". Another form is Psamathea.
- Salima (sah-LEE-mah, Arabic)--"safe"
- Samar (SAM-ar, Arabic)
- Samara (sah-MAHR-ah, sam-EHR-ah, English)
- Samaria (sah-MAHR-ee-rah, sah-MEHR-ee-ah, [Biblical] Hebrew)
- Samika (SAM-ik-ah, Hindi)
- Samina (sah-MEEN-ah, Arabic)--"healthy"
- Samira (sah-MEER-ah, Arabic)
- Samiya (sah-MEE-yah, Arabic)--"sublime, supreme". Also transliterated as Samia.
- Samuela (sam-WEL-ah, Italian)--feminine of Samuel
- Samuline (sah-moo-LEE-neh, Norwegian)--feminine of Samuel
- Stamatia (stah-MAH-tee-ah, Greek)
- Masami (mah-sah-mee, Japanese)