What does Al mean?
Al /al/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Al) is pronounced al. A short form of names beginning with Al-.
VariationsKreatif forms: Alah, Alau, Aual. [more]
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. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Al for boys. Al was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #385 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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 listed in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.7339%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.3641%, 50.4% less), 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, and there is a rebound in baby name usage for Alden and Alexander. (2014 Birth Statistics)