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What does Al mean?

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

Affiliated boy names: Albert, Alan, Alard, Alaric, Alastair, Alban, Albin, Alden, Aldous, Aldrich, Alexander, Alfred, Alger, Algernon, Alphonse and Alvin.


Creative forms:
(male) Aal, Arl, ..

(female) Aal, Aar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Al Landyn (A.L.), ..

How popular is Al?

Al is a very popular first name for males (#435 out of 1220, Top 36%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#41522 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Al reached its highest rank of #333 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Al name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Alan (#167 via latest list), Alaric (#1077), Albert (#440), Albin, Alden (#720), Alexander (#8), Alfred (#920), Alger, Algernon, Alphonse and Alvin (#602) are the popular related forms of Al listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Al reached the peak of their popularity 105 years ago (usage of 2%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 1%, 51.2% less), with versions like Alfred becoming less in vogue. Alden and Alexander are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Al, Alan, Alaric, Albert, Albin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alden, Alexander, Alfred, Alger, Algernon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 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, Olle, Ull, Wil, Will, Wole, Yael, Yale, Yoel and Yule. Other suggested similar names are Ab, Ad, Alf, Ali, Aly, Am, Ax and Axl. These names tend to be less commonly used than Al.