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Al (girl)

What does Al mean?

Al Pronunciation of Al [al] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Al) is of Old English origin, and the name Al means "noble, bright". Al is an alternate spelling of Alberta (Old English): feminine of Albert.

Associated with: old english, noble, bright (light).


5 different relations via Alberta: Ali, Alie, Alli, Allie and Ally.

1 masculine form: Albert.

Creative forms:
(female) Aal, All, ..

(male) Aal, Aar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Al Ruthie (A.R.), ..

How popular is Al?

Al is a rare first name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#41522 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Allie (#255 via latest list), Ally (#869), Ali (#1278), Alli and Alberta are the popular varying forms of Al (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Al was widespread among parents a century ago (usage of 0.2%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.1%, 55%), with the version Alberta going out of style. Allie is more widely used than the rest. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alberta, Ali, Alli, Allie, Ally in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Al and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Al is alike in pronunciation to Alle, El, Elle and Iole. Other suggested similar names are Ag and Ala. Like Al, these names are not commonly used.

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