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17k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Al

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • #1752 All Time
Girls
Boys
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47k Allie
32k Ali

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
188012012
188119019
188233033
188321021
188418018
188517017
188627027
188716016
188823023
188923023
189015015
189121021
189222022
189325025
189426026
189523023
189627027
189720020
189822022
189927027
190037037
190121021
190242042
190338038
190433033
190539039
190643043
190740040
190845045
190947047
191073073
191165065
19121210121
19131010101
19141517144
19151750175
19161275122
19171385133
19181407133
191917010160
19201500150
19211289119
19221178109
19231030103
19241565151
19251349125
19261470147
19271739164
19281988190
19291710171
19301809171
19311850185
19322045199
193318111170
19341995194
19352080208
19362055200
19372095204
19381996193
19391980198
19401715166
19411920192
19422285223
19432087201
19442100210
19452160216
19462966290
19473290329
19482860286
19492376231
19502216215
19512686262
19522640264
19532690269
19543187311
19552850285
19564036397
19573946388
19583880388
195944910439
19603930393
19613640364
19623390339
19632985293
19642680268
19652110211
19661580158
19671660166
19681650165
19691660166
197015910149
19711587151
19721686162
19731517144
19741458137
19751406134
19761570157
19771280128
19781340134
19791160116
19801178109
19811090109
19821170117
19831040104
198489089
198591091
198679079
198793093
198886086
198994094
199079079
199163063
199286086
199364064
199471071
199565065
199650050
199743043
199852052
199947047
200054054
200133033
200250050
200336036
200433033
200528028
200621021
200719019
200821021
200929029
201020020
201117017
201222022
201322022
201414014

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 1933 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Al" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 19 babies in California have the same name as you in 1933. Across the entire United States a total of only 181 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 advantage, for you are blessed with many.

L is for love, your love of life!

Your name in reverse order is "La". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Al". 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.

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? 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 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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Past life for Al born Oct 11, 2011

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 Ontario approximately on 1300. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

Name poster for Al

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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.

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