Home > Sal


What does Sal mean?

Sal Pronunciation of Sal as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Sal) is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Sal is "savior". Sal is an alternate spelling of Salvador (Latin): Spanish variant spelling of Salvator.


ASSOCIATED WITH savior (defender)




Sal Oziel (S.O.), ..

How popular is Sal?

Sal is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#952 out of 1220, Top 78%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#68569 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Sal was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #864 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Salvador (#647 VIA LATEST LIST) is the only other prominent alternative form of Sal rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Sal reached the top of their popularity in 1994 (USAGE OF 0.05%) and have become much less common since (USAGE 0.02%, 52.8% LESS).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sal, Salvador in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sal is pronounced similarly to Sail, Saul, Seal, Sewall, Sill, Sol, Zale and Zayle. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Cal, Dal, Gal, Hal, Pal, Sam, Tal and Val. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sal.

See names
in meaning and etymology.