Meaning and name origin
Sal \sal\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Sal), is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Sal is "savior". Sal is a variant of Salvador (Latin): Spanish form of Salvator, a place name in Latin America.
Sal is a somewhat popular first name for males (#952 out of 1220, Top 78%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sal for boys. Sal reached its highest rank of #836 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Sal and its source form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Salvador (#600) and Sal. (2014 statistics).
Sal is also pronounced similarly to Sail, Saul▲, Seal, Sill, Sol▼ and Zale. Other suggested similar baby names are Cal▼, Dal, Gal, Hal▼, Pal, Sahel, Sahil, Sam▼, Saulo, Sela, Shaul, Sly, Tal and Val▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sal.