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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.


Kreatif forms:
(male) Shal, Sill, ..

(female) Sali, Sla, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Sal for boys. 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sal name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the history of the boy name Sal and affiliated names. Salvador (#600 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 are somewhat less common today (usage 0.02%, 49.1% less).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sal, Salvador in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sal and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


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.