Origin: Arabic سامي
Meaning: “high; elevated; supreme.”
The name is derived from the Arabic meaning, “high; elevated; supreme.”
However, it could also be a Finnish short form of Samuel. In Finland, it has often been used as an independent given name and in recent years is most likely used in reference to the language and ethnic group which is found in Finland, Norway and Russia, perhaps among people of Sami heritage. Sami is also the name of a lake in Finland.
As of 2009, Sami was the 183rd most popular male name in France while in 2010 he came in as the 193rd most popular male name in the Netherlands.
A feminine form of the Arabic is Samia.