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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 a variation of Salvador (Latin): Spanish form of Salvator. Fairly unique as a name for boys.


Variations

Sal has 5 related forms via Salvador: Salvator, Salvatore, Salvidor, Salvino and Sauveur.


Popularity

Sal is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#952 out of 1220, Top 78%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Sal for boys. Sal was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #836 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 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 usage of the boy name Sal and affiliated names. Salvador (#600 a year ago) and Salvatore (#899) are the prominent alternative forms of Sal. This boy name reached the top of its popularity during 1940-1949 and has become much less popular since, with the form Salvatore becoming less stylish. Salvador (#600) is the most trendy name for newborns among these. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sal, Salvador, Salvatore 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, 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.

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