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Meaning and name origin

Saul \saul\ as a boy's name is pronounced sahl. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Saul is "prayed for". Biblical: the first king of Israel; also the Hebrew name of the apostle Paul. The name was most used in the late 19th century. Author Saul Bellow.

Saul has 4 variant forms: Saulo, Shaul, Sol and Sollie.


Popularity

Saul is a very popular first name for males (#474 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4863 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Saul for boys (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Saul name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Saul and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Saul and Sol. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Saul, Sol in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Saul is also pronounced similarly to Sail, Sal, Seal and Sill. Other suggested similar baby names are Paul, Raul, Sahel and Sahil. These names tend to be less commonly used than Saul.

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