August 7, 2014 § 1 Comment
Diminutive of “Samuel”, “Samson”, or “Samantha”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Sam, Sami, Sammi, Sammie.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Sammy Bowen, Ruth Bowen’s energetic younger brother in “Water Lilies” from A Garland for Girls, by Louisa May Alcott, 1887.
– Sammy (Sam) Turner, Ed Turner’s 18-year-old son, who gives Jethro a dog (to help keep him company and to protect his family), and who ends up part of Sherman’s army, in Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (1964; set during the American Civil War, 1861-1865).
– Sammy Cahn (1913-1993), American lyricist, songwriter, and musician.