Hal

Hal - A very unique male name



  Aug 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Hal appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #428. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Hal and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Hal? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Hal. The baby boy name Hal was given to 5 baby boys in 2003, ranking #3695 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 353,568 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Hal peaked in popularity 63 years ago in 1956 on position 304.



Famous with this name

Hal Smith
Hal Havins
Hal Holbrook


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Hal is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Hal is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #2,024 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,024.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Hal is where you live.


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Hal origin and meaning

Hal is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Hal, pop culture references for the name Hal and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Hal

We've found the following names that sound similar to Hal, sorted by popularity.

Howell / Hillel / Hoyle / Hollie / Hallie / Haley / Holly / Hall / Hailey / Helio /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20033695
19933297
19912626
19902817
19891691
19881906
19861341
19851518
19842376
19832358
19822099
19811398
19801125
19792189
19781288
19771289
19761218
19751328
1974950
1973964
1972792
1971742
1970745
1969801
1968668
1967643
1966593
1965557
1964595
1963478
1962530
1961435
1960396
1959391
1958359
1957331
1956304
1955342
1954343
1953338
1952348
1951346
1950352
1949332
1948348
1947361
1946410
1945416
1944402
1943455
1942441
1941438
1940432
1939401
1938458
1937397
1936505
1935395
1934386
1933390
1932405
1931455
1930480
1929429
1928443
1927448
1926448
1925445
1924460
1923496
1922464
1921487
1920437
1919465
1918454
1917555
1916524
1915442
1914455
1913529
1912637
1911428

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas2024

Even more about Hal


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Hal a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Hal?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1956
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Hal
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 353,568
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1911
2003 births +5

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