Saul

Saul - A very unique male name



  Aug 17,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Saul, meaning prayed for, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #361. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Saul and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Saul? 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 Saul. The baby boy name Saul was given to 640 baby boys in 2012, ranking #419 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,564 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Saul peaked in popularity 20 years ago in 1997 on position 273.



Famous with this name

Saul Rubinek
Saul Kassin
Saul Issroff


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Saul is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Saul is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #227 - and is the least popular in Pennsylvania at position #1,001.

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 Saul is where you live.


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Saul origin and meaning

Saul is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means prayed for. To see famous people named Saul, pop culture references for the name Saul and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Saul

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

Shaquille / Sol / Sal / Sahil / Shiloh / Shelly / Saleh / Shaul / Saulo / Shelley /

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
2012419
2011390
2010381
2009357
2008333
2007309
2006298
2005297
2004288
2003293
2002295
2001277
2000287
1999318
1998308
1997273
1996308
1995347
1994402
1993408
1992382
1991380
1990401
1989408
1988432
1987443
1986416
1985434
1984433
1983422
1982449
1981421
1980429
1979428
1978492
1977448
1976467
1975471
1974491
1973499
1972505
1971585
1970536
1969566
1968593
1967578
1966620
1965559
1964641
1963624
1962632
1961618
1960664
1959642
1958629
1957638
1956676
1955670
1954626
1953675
1952679
1951625
1950649
1949674
1948700
1947647
1946639
1945617
1944701
1943634
1942602
1941599
1940636
1939551
1938526
1937517
1936497
1935548
1934511
1933490
1932499
1931485
1930465
1929467
1928441
1927435
1926436
1925417
1924423
1923424
1922421
1921406
1920417
1919388
1918387
1917365
1916361
1915374
1914361
1913322
1912315
1911323
1910361

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California227
Arizona246
New Mexico261
Texas278
Nevada300
Oregon325
Nebraska334
Colorado388
Illinois388
Idaho409
Washington425
Kansas426
Utah483
Oklahoma501
Georgia517
Wisconsin538
Indiana566
North Carolina586
New York592
New Jersey626
Florida721
Virginia742
Tennessee748
Minnesota791
Michigan827
Missouri834
Pennsylvania1001

Even more about Saul


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 Saul 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 Saul?

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
1997
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Saul
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,564
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +640

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