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.
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)
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)
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.