Infographic of Saul name meaning, which is “Asked (of God),” from the Hebrew. In the Bible, the first king of Israel; also, the original name of the Apostle Paul.
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Saul Name Popularity

How popular is the name Saul? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 364 20 0.0057%
1911 322 36 0.0097%
1912 314 102 0.0202%
1913 320 117 0.0206%
1914 361 130 0.0187%
1915 374 167 0.0184%
1916 361 188 0.0195%
1917 365 195 0.0195%
1918 385 197 0.0184%
1919 388 190 0.0181%
1920 416 162 0.0146%
1921 404 185 0.0162%
1922 421 164 0.0147%
1923 424 167 0.0149%
1924 422 168 0.0145%
1925 416 167 0.0148%
1926 436 155 0.0141%
1927 435 162 0.0146%
1928 440 149 0.0139%
1929 467 123 0.0119%
1930 466 125 0.012%
1931 484 100 0.0101%
1932 496 97 0.0098%
1933 487 97 0.0104%
1934 510 93 0.0096%
1935 543 75 0.0077%
1936 496 93 0.0097%
1937 515 88 0.0089%
1938 524 87 0.0085%
1939 547 73 0.0072%
1940 608 60 0.0056%
1941 595 64 0.0057%
1942 596 71 0.0056%
1943 630 65 0.005%
1944 696 43 0.0035%
1945 615 58 0.0048%
1946 638 62 0.0042%
1947 643 74 0.0044%
1948 692 54 0.0034%
1949 666 63 0.0039%
1950 634 74 0.0046%
1951 621 83 0.0049%
1952 674 65 0.0037%
1953 670 74 0.0042%
1954 624 96 0.0053%
1955 668 77 0.0042%
1956 674 82 0.0043%
1957 639 99 0.0051%
1958 623 107 0.0057%
1959 636 104 0.0055%
1960 659 94 0.005%
1961 614 121 0.0064%
1962 630 105 0.0057%
1963 627 112 0.0062%
1964 638 99 0.0056%
1965 557 142 0.0087%
1966 620 101 0.0065%
1967 577 125 0.0082%
1968 590 121 0.0081%
1969 565 145 0.0094%
1970 536 180 0.0113%
1971 585 151 0.01%
1972 503 197 0.0145%
1973 499 201 0.0155%
1974 489 220 0.0169%
1975 470 250 0.0195%
1976 468 240 0.0186%
1977 447 274 0.0203%
1978 491 226 0.0168%
1979 425 311 0.0221%
1980 428 325 0.0222%
1981 421 346 0.0235%
1982 449 317 0.0212%
1983 422 331 0.0224%
1984 433 334 0.0225%
1985 434 349 0.023%
1986 416 379 0.0251%
1987 441 363 0.0238%
1988 432 393 0.0252%
1989 407 483 0.0299%
1990 400 534 0.0322%
1991 380 554 0.034%
1992 382 558 0.035%
1993 407 528 0.0339%
1994 402 532 0.0347%
1995 348 673 0.0447%
1996 308 827 0.0552%
1997 272 998 0.0675%
1998 308 886 0.0592%
1999 318 855 0.0571%
2000 287 1,035 0.0678%
2001 277 1,079 0.0716%
2002 295 977 0.0652%
2003 293 1,027 0.0675%
2004 288 1,085 0.0712%
2005 297 1,083 0.0708%
2006 298 1,092 0.0697%
2007 310 1,043 0.0661%
2008 333 966 0.0625%
2009 356 839 0.0561%
2010 379 723 0.0502%
2011 388 699 0.0491%
2012 416 644 0.0452%
2013 434 619 0.0435%
2014 447 622 0.0427%
2015 488 549 0.0377%
2016 515 526 0.0365%
2017 474 564 0.0404%
2018 521 484 0.0352%
2019 506 506 0.0374%

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What names are variants of Saul?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Saul.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Saulo

Prayed for

Hebrew

Shaul

Prayed for

Hebrew

Sol

Prayed for; peace

Hebrew

Sollie

Prayed for; peace

Hebrew


What names sound like Saul?

If you like how Saul sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Saul.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Sail

English

Sal

Savior

Latin


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2 Comments

  1. Saul mean the one who is choose, asked or desired, and for us, he represent them all ?

  2. Originally I wanted to call him Solomon as he was due on the winter solstice and no other name really stuck although I had played with the name Sawley. Saul’s Dad is Irish and he suggested Saul after the mountain in Ireland St Patrick lived on it really seemed perfect with connections to my Jewish side and the Irish. Also I lost my dad a year and three days before Saul was born my dad was called Harold and that never felt right but his middle name was Samuel and all the letters of Saul are in that in order so again it just felt right. My mum was a Welsh Thomas and it is my partners middle name and relates to the clan so Saul Thomas just seemed like a brilliant combo. He is such a wise knowing little one he does definitely suit his name. Although for such a simple name we sure have to repeat it a lot. When I looked up the meaning in Hebrew it means gift that is asked for. After losing my dad and my brother a few years before and my mum and sisters battles with cancer and myself a twin miscarriage in 2017, at 43 he is really the gift I always wanted and his dad the son he didn’t have. I just hope he grows strong like a mountain with deep roots but reaching for the sky and I so love how he brings us so much joy every day xxx


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