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Hal meaning and name origin
Hal \hal\ as a boy's name is pronounced hal. It is of English origin. A nickname for Henry. In Shakespeare's plays about Henry IV, his son is affectionately known as "Prince Hal". Actors Hal Holbrook, Hal Linden; film director Hal Hartley.
For more information, see also related names Hale, Harold and Harry.
Baby names that sound like Hal are Hali and Hall. Other similar baby names are Cal, Hai, Dal, Gal, Ham, Han, Pal, Sal, Tal and Val.
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Popularity of Hal
Hal is a very popular first name for men (#601 out of 1220) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#84137 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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