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Sal (girl)

What does Sal mean?

Sal Pronunciation of Sal [sal] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Sal) is of Hebrew origin, and Sal means "princess". Sal is a version of Sally (Hebrew): version of Sarah.

Associated with: princess.


26 different relations via Sally, Sarah: Sadee, Sadie, Sadye, Saira, Salcia, Sallee, Salley, Salli, Sallie, Sara, Sarai, Saran, Sarely, Sarha, Sari, Saria, Sarie, Sarka, Sarra, Sasa, Sera, Serah, Shara, Shari, Sydel and Zara.

Creative forms:
(female) Seaal, Sial, ..

(male) Salt, Sasil, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sal Alivia (S.A.), ..

How popular is Sal?

Sal is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#68569 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Sal (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Sadie (#52 from current records), Sadye, Saira, Sallie, Sally (#1139), Sara (#162), Sarah (#58), Sarai (#440), Sari, Sera, Shara, Shari and Zara (#402). Other variants, like Sarely, are seldom used. These forms of Sal reached the top of their popularity in the 1980s (median #1194) and are now much less widespread (#1250, down 67.9%), with forms such as Sallie becoming less trendy. Sadie, Sarai and Zara are three of the more trendy girl names in this compilation. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sadie, Sadye, Saira, Sallie, Sally in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sara, Sarah, Sarai, Sari, Sera in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shara, Shari, Zara in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sadie, Sally, Sara, Sarah, Zara outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sal is alike in pronunciation to Ceil, Cele, Cile, Coel, Sile and Zele. Other suggested similar names are Cal, Gal, Lal, Mal, Sam, San, Tal and Val. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sal.

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