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Meaning and Name Origin

Al \al\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Al) is pronounced al. A short form of names beginning with Al-.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Albert, Alan, Alard, Alaric, Alastair, Alban, Albin, Alden, Aldous, Aldrich, Alexander, Alfred, Alger, Algernon, Alphonse and Alvin.


Al is a very popular first name for males (#435 out of 1220, Top 36%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Al for boys. Al reached its highest rank of #385 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Al name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Al and related names. Alan (#170 a year ago), Albert (#436), Albin, Alden (#715), Alexander (#8), Alfred (#799), Alphonse and Alvin (#595) are the popular related forms of Al. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 and have become much less widespread since, with versions like Al, Albert, Albin, Alphonse and Alvin falling out of style. Alan (#170), Alden (#715) and Alexander (#8) are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation, with Alden and Alexander enjoying a rebound in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Al, Alan, Albert, Albin, Alden, Alexander, Alfred, Alphonse, Alvin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alan, Albert, Albin, Alexander, Alfred, Alvin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Al is pronounced similarly to Ole, Ull and Wil. Other suggested similar baby names are Ab, Ad, Alf, Ali, Alia, Aly, Am, Ax and Axl. These names tend to be less commonly used than Al.