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Saul 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.

Saul is also pronounced similarly to Sail, Sal, Seal and Sill. Other suggested similar baby names are Paul, Raul, Sahel and Sahil.

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Popularity of Saul

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).

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