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pinWhat does Sal mean?

Sal /sal/ [1 syll.] 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. Sil is a common surname.


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

Kreatif forms: Sallei, Salne, Salso. [more]

pinHow 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)

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. in the 1940s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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 rated in the Top 1000. Forms like Sauveur are uncommon. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.521%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.167%, 67.9% less), with the form Salvatore becoming less stylish. Salvador (#600) is the most trendy name for newborns among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.

pinSimilar 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.