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What does Shaul mean?

Shaul Pronunciation of Shaul [shaul] as a name for boys has its root in Hebrew, and Shaul means "prayed for". Shaul is a version of Saul (Hebrew). Biblical: the first king of Israel.


2 relations via Saul: Saulo and Sol.

Creative forms:
(male) Saaul, Seaul, ..

(female) Shaly, Shly, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shaul Grady (S.G.), ..

How popular is Shaul?

Shaul is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#16944 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Shaul (not ranked) are Saul (#494 a year ago) and Sol. These forms of Shaul reached the height of their popularity during 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.1%) and are somewhat less popular today, with the form Sol falling out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Saul, Sol in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shaul is alike in pronunciation to Chill. Other suggested similar names are Paul, Raul, Sail, Sal, Seal, Shaan, Shad, Shadd, Shade, Shadi, Shae, Shai, Shaka, Shakil, Shamus, Shan, Shane, Shani, Shann, Shaq, Shaque, Shaquil, Shaun, Shaw, Shawn, Shay, Shaye, Shayn, Shays and Shug. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shaul.