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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #1752 most popular

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What does the name "Al" mean?

Al (English): Short for names beginning with 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. There are 1680 other names that are similar to this one.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

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?

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How popular is the name "Al" in the U.S.?


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 first appeared 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 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Al" is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1920. Across the entire United States a total of only 150 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Al

Al Pacino

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


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.


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 their career being from 1969 to present. Al was born in 1954 as Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


Al Gore

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


Al Roker

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


Al Michaels

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


Past life for Al born Jul 22, 1978

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 Hungary approximately on 1775. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.