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What does Sol mean?

Sol Pronunciation of Sol [sol] as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Sol is "prayed for; peace". Sol is a version of Saul (Hebrew). Biblical: the first king of Israel. Sol is also a variation of Solomon (Hebrew).

Associated with: peace.


3 related forms via Saul, Solomon: Saulo, Shaul and Sollie.

1 feminine form: Solana.

Creative forms:
(male) Siol, Sle, ..

(female) Sen, Soli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sol Morgan (S.M.), ..

How popular is Sol?

Sol is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1050 out of 1220, Top 86%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#27802 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Sol reached its highest position of #312 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sol name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Sol rated in the Top 2000 are Saul (#494 last year), Sollie and Solomon (#376). Other variants, like Shaul, are seldom used. These forms of Sol were popular with parents 105 years ago (average #738) and are almost as popular today (#1217, 22.2% less usage), but with the version Sol becoming less fashionable. Solomon is the most trendy name for newborns in this compilation.

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

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

Similar Names

Sol is pronounced similarly to Sail, Sal, Seal, Sill and Zale. Other suggested similar names are Col and Pol. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sol.

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