What does Vidal mean?
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.
(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)
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%).
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.