Among the Modern Orthodox I hear Rav Hirsch's name only said in its English form ("Samson"). Amongst the Yeshivish I hear the form "Shamshon." My question is, was his Hebrew name Shamshon or Shimshon?

( While choosing a tag for this, I see this site has all the variants as tags! )

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    I think his name was "Shamshon," but can't prove it. – MTL Sep 15 '14 at 21:50
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  • isn't this a dupe somewhere? – Double AA Sep 15 '14 at 23:57
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    @Menachem that is a GREAT article, so thanks. It proves that the name Shamshon exists, I happen to know a couple of them, but it doesn't convince me what Rav Hirsch got called up for his aliya by. – user6591 Sep 16 '14 at 0:05
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    Is this on topic? This seems to be about Jews not Judaism. – Double AA Sep 17 '14 at 17:45

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