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Vidal

What does Vidal mean?

Vidal Pronunciation of Vidal [vi-dal] as a boys' name is pronounced vee-DAL. It is of Spanish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Vidal is "life-giving". Related to Vito. Several language groups (French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese) use Vidal as a surname or given name. Author Gore Vidal; hairstylist Vidal Sassoon.

Associated with: life, surname.

Variations

Vidal has 3 variants: Bidal, Videl and Videlio.

6 more relations via Vito: Vital, Vitale, Vitalis, Vitaly, Vitas and Vitus.

Creative forms:
(male) Videll, Vindal, ..

(female) Vidale, Vidali, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vidal Bryton (V.B.), ..

How popular is Vidal?

Vidal is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#2395 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Vidal entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #1080 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Vito (#1670 a year ago) is the only other popular varying form of Vidal listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Vitaly, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Vidal was well-received during 1920-1929 (median #1174) and is now significantly diminished (#1835, 80%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vidal, Vito in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abdal, Adal, Ardal, Bilal, Fidal, Hilal, Jimal, Lindal, Mical, Migdal, Mikal, Nial, Val, Vidar, Vidor and Vijay. These names tend to be more commonly used than Vidal.

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