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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Sal
An East Indian timber tree (Shorea robusta), much used for building purposes. It is of a light brown color, close-grained, heavy, and durable.

Etymology: Hind. sāl, Skr. çāla

noun Sal
Salt.

Etymology: L. See Salt

Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the male given names Samuel and Salvador.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name .
  3. One of the Cape Verde islands.

Notable Persons Named Sal

Sal was given the name Salvatore Mineo, Jr. on January 10th, 1939 in The Bronx, New York, U.S. Sal is also known as The Switchblade Kid. He died on February 12th, 1976.

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Sal was given the name Salvatore Iacono on July 5th, 1971 in Brooklyn. Sal is also known as Iacono and Salvatore; Cousin Sal.

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Sal Abruscato is a gothic metal and doom metal musician. He plays Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Guitar, Bass guitar, and Vocals. Sal was born on July 18th, 1970.

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Sal was born on May 8th, 1968 in Oceanside, California. He left this life on September 23rd, 1989.

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Sal Buscema is a comics creator.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sal

Honey Cocaine is a hip hop music and trap music rapping and songwriter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Honey was given the name Sochitta Sal on October 22nd, 1992 in Toronto.

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Ramazan Sal is a soccer player for the Şanlıurfaspor, 1461 Trabzon, Samsunspor, Hatayspor, Muğlaspor, İnegölspor, Pendikspor, Bursaspor, Giresunspor, Boluspor, Göztepe S.K., Osmanlıspor, and Karşıyaka S.K. Ramazan was born on June 27th, 1985 in Samsun.

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He died in 1658.

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Tom Sal is an athlete for the Shepherds United.

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How popular is the baby name Sal in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1909 8 0 8
1911 10 0 10
1912 15 0 15
1913 12 0 12
1914 16 0 16
1915 21 0 21
1916 14 0 14
1917 22 0 22
1918 22 0 22
1919 26 0 26
1920 30 0 30
1921 21 0 21
1922 17 0 17
1923 29 0 29
1924 28 0 28
1925 34 0 34
1926 25 0 25
1927 34 0 34
1928 24 0 24
1929 32 0 32
1930 19 0 19
1931 39 0 39
1932 44 0 44
1933 37 0 37
1934 33 0 33
1935 49 0 49
1936 50 0 50
1937 52 0 52
1938 39 0 39
1939 43 0 43
1940 51 0 51
1941 51 0 51
1942 58 0 58
1943 63 0 63
1944 44 0 44
1945 58 0 58
1946 56 0 56
1947 64 0 64
1948 45 0 45
1949 40 0 40
1950 30 0 30
1951 27 0 27
1952 32 0 32
1953 28 0 28
1954 19 0 19
1955 33 0 33
1956 50 0 50
1957 90 0 90
1958 114 0 114
1959 107 0 107
1960 104 0 104
1961 97 0 97
1962 103 0 103
1963 97 0 97
1964 68 0 68
1965 62 0 62
1966 62 0 62
1967 58 0 58
1968 54 0 54
1969 54 0 54
1970 57 0 57
1971 52 0 52
1972 49 0 49
1973 32 0 32
1974 28 0 28
1975 20 0 20
1976 29 0 29
1977 18 0 18
1978 28 0 28
1979 16 0 16
1980 17 0 17
1981 24 0 24
1982 17 0 17
1983 15 0 15
1984 13 0 13
1985 29 0 29
1986 17 0 17
1987 21 0 21
1988 28 0 28
1989 19 0 19
1990 29 0 29
1991 26 0 26
1992 30 0 30
1993 21 0 21
1994 25 0 25
1995 22 0 22
1996 19 0 19
1997 12 0 12
1998 14 0 14
1999 13 0 13
2000 10 0 10
2001 23 0 23
2002 15 0 15
2003 13 0 13
2004 15 0 15
2005 16 0 16
2006 13 0 13
2007 5 0 5
2008 5 0 5
2009 8 0 8
2010 8 0 8
2011 5 0 5
2013 5 0 5
2014 10 0 10
2016 16 0 16
2017 6 0 6

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Popularity of Sal as a first name

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Popularity of Sal as a last name

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Common last names for Sal

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sal U.S.
  White 49.71% 64.26%
  African American 5.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 32.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sal

People with the last name Sal are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Sal

  • How Popular is the name Sal? Sal is the 4,677th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sal was the 58,042nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,577 babies born with the first name Sal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sal to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1909 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Sal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sal is Sunday, August 8th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Sal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sal was in 1958 with a total of 114 babies.
  • Random Sal Factoid: According to the 1945 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sal is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 33 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1945.
  • Weird things about the name Sal: Your name in reverse order is Las. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sla. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 350 people with the last name Sal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sal? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sal as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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