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 is a very popular first name for males (#474 out of 1220, Top 39%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4863 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Saul for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Saul and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Saul (#447) and Sol. (2014 statistics).