- a masculine name: var. Sampson
- Bible an Israelite judge, a Nazarite, noted for his feats of great strength: betrayed to the Philistines by Delilah: Judges 13-16
Origin of SamsonEcclesiastical Late Latin ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Samps?n ; from Classical Hebrew (language) shimshon ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps shemesh, sun: interpretation of name uncertain
In the Bible, the Israelite judge and powerful warrior who was betrayed to the Philistines by Delilah.
A man of great physical strength.