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What does Saul mean?

Saul \saul\ as a boys' 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.


Variations

Saul has 4 variants: Saulo, Shaul, Sol and Sollie.


Popularity

Saul is a very prominent first name for males (#474 out of 1220, Top 39%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#4685 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Saul for boys. Saul reached its top rank of #270 in the U.S. in 1997, and is presently at #447. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Saul and related names. Sol is the only other popular variation form of Saul (#447 in 2014). Adoption of these boy names reached its peak during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.66%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.2765%, down 58.1%), with the form Sol becoming less fashionable. Saul (#447) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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 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 frequently used than Saul.

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