What does Sal mean?
Sal [sal] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Sal) is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Sal is "savior". Sal is an alternate spelling of Salvador (Latin): Spanish version of Salvator.
Associated with: savior (defender).
(male) Shal, Slal, ..
(female) Sali, Sla, .. Middle name pairings:
Sal Leandro (S.L.), ..
How popular is Sal?
Sal is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#952 out of 1220, Top 78%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#68569 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Sal was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #864 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Salvador (#630 via latest list) is the only other prominent alternative form of Sal rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Sal reached the top of their popularity in 1994 (usage of 0.05%) and have become much less common since (usage 0.02%, 52.2% less).
Sal is pronounced similarly to Sail, Saul, Seal, Sewall, Sill, Sol▼, Zale and Zayle. Other suggested similar names are Cal, Dal, Gal, Hal▼, Pal, Sam▼, Tal and Val. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sal.See names in meaning and etymology.