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Boy Name: Saul

Name: Saul
Pronunciation: \saul\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: prayed for
Origin: Hebrew
Sounds Like: Sail, Sal
Variant forms: Saulo, Shaul, Sol, Sollie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 474
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 4863


Saul \saul\ as a boy's name is pronounced sahl. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Saul is "prayed for". Biblical: the first king of Israel; also the Hebrew name of the apostle Paul. The name was most used in the late 19th century. Author Saul Bellow.

Saul has 4 variant forms: Saulo, Shaul, Sol and Sollie.

Baby names that sound like Saul are Sail and Sal.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Saul.


Saul is a very popular first name for men (#474 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#4863 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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