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Meaning and name origin

Al \al\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Al), is pronounced al. A short form of names beginning with Al-.

For more information, 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 an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Al for boys. Al reached its highest rank of #385 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Al and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexander (#8), Alan (#170), Albert (#436), Alvin (#595), Alden (#715), Alfred (#799), Albin, Alphonse and Al. (2014 statistics).

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 also 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.