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Al

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • #1752 All Time
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How popular is the name "Al" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 0 12
1881 19 0 19
1882 33 0 33
1883 21 0 21
1884 18 0 18
1885 17 0 17
1886 27 0 27
1887 16 0 16
1888 23 0 23
1889 23 0 23
1890 15 0 15
1891 21 0 21
1892 22 0 22
1893 25 0 25
1894 26 0 26
1895 23 0 23
1896 27 0 27
1897 20 0 20
1898 22 0 22
1899 27 0 27
1900 37 0 37
1901 21 0 21
1902 42 0 42
1903 38 0 38
1904 33 0 33
1905 39 0 39
1906 43 0 43
1907 40 0 40
1908 45 0 45
1909 47 0 47
1910 73 0 73
1911 65 0 65
1912 121 0 121
1913 101 0 101
1914 151 7 144
1915 175 0 175
1916 127 5 122
1917 138 5 133
1918 140 7 133
1919 170 10 160
1920 150 0 150
1921 128 9 119
1922 117 8 109
1923 103 0 103
1924 156 5 151
1925 134 9 125
1926 147 0 147
1927 173 9 164
1928 198 8 190
1929 171 0 171
1930 180 9 171
1931 185 0 185
1932 204 5 199
1933 181 11 170
1934 199 5 194
1935 208 0 208
1936 205 5 200
1937 209 5 204
1938 199 6 193
1939 198 0 198
1940 171 5 166
1941 192 0 192
1942 228 5 223
1943 208 7 201
1944 210 0 210
1945 216 0 216
1946 296 6 290
1947 329 0 329
1948 286 0 286
1949 237 6 231
1950 221 6 215
1951 268 6 262
1952 264 0 264
1953 269 0 269
1954 318 7 311
1955 285 0 285
1956 403 6 397
1957 394 6 388
1958 388 0 388
1959 449 10 439
1960 393 0 393
1961 364 0 364
1962 339 0 339
1963 298 5 293
1964 268 0 268
1965 211 0 211
1966 158 0 158
1967 166 0 166
1968 165 0 165
1969 166 0 166
1970 159 10 149
1971 158 7 151
1972 168 6 162
1973 151 7 144
1974 145 8 137
1975 140 6 134
1976 157 0 157
1977 128 0 128
1978 134 0 134
1979 116 0 116
1980 117 8 109
1981 109 0 109
1982 117 0 117
1983 104 0 104
1984 89 0 89
1985 91 0 91
1986 79 0 79
1987 93 0 93
1988 86 0 86
1989 94 0 94
1990 79 0 79
1991 63 0 63
1992 86 0 86
1993 64 0 64
1994 71 0 71
1995 65 0 65
1996 50 0 50
1997 43 0 43
1998 52 0 52
1999 47 0 47
2000 54 0 54
2001 33 0 33
2002 50 0 50
2003 36 0 36
2004 33 0 33
2005 28 0 28
2006 21 0 21
2007 19 0 19
2008 21 0 21
2009 29 0 29
2010 20 0 20
2011 17 0 17
2012 22 0 22
2013 22 0 22
2014 14 0 14

Want to know about the populiarty of Al? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,162 babies born with the name Al in the United States. That's more than enough Als to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 12 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Al" was in 1959 with a total of 439 babies.

According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Al" is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1956. Across the entire United States a total of only 403 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Al popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Al in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Al" mean? The list below shows the origins of Al as well as things modernly associated with the name Al such as celebrities named Al.

English

Origin and Meaning of Al

The name "Al" is of English origin, and it means "Short for names beginning with AL". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Al Pacino

Al Pacino is an actor and filmmaker with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1967 to present. Al was born in 1940 as Alfredo James Pacino in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Al Capone

Al Capone is a gangster, bootlegger, racketeer, and boss of chicago outfit. Al was born in 1899 as Alphonse Gabriel Capone in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton is a baptist minister civil rights/social justice activist radio and television talk show host with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1969 to present. Al was born in 1954 as Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Al Gore

Al Gore is an officeholder. Al was born in 1948 as Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Al Roker

Al Roker is a journalist, television personality, weather forecaster, and actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1974 to present. Al was born in 1954 as Albert Lincoln Roker, Jr. in Queens, New York, U.S.

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Al Michaels

Al Michaels is a sportscaster. Al was born in 1944 as Alan Richard Michaels in Brooklyn, New York.

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Alternative Meanings

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

L is for love, everlasting.

Your name in reverse order is "La". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "La". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Al born Nov 5, 1997

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ukraine approximately on 1775. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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