Meaning of the name: appointed by God. Related names are: Samuel
, Jahmai . The translations of Shemuel in 28 languages of the Bible are illustrated in the
below, from Samuel in Spanish
to サムエル in Japanese!
And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud. (NUM 34:20)
And these are they that waited with their children. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel, (1CH 6:33)
And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number was in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred. (1CH 7:2)