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Saul

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39k
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since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Saul

"Saul" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Borrowed". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Saul
Soul.
noun Saul
Same as Sal, the tree.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle ("Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity")
  2. (Old Testament) the first king of the Israelites who defended Israel against many enemies (especially the Philistines)
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From Hebrew שאול (“asked for”).

  1. The first king of Israel in the Old Testament
  2. The original name of Apostle Paul in the New Testament.
  3. A male given name.

Saul was also found in the following language(s): Old English and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Saul

Slash is a heavy metal music, hard rock, and blues rock musician. He plays Guitar, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson EDS-1275, B.C. Rich Mockingbird, Gibson Explorer, and Guild Guitar Company. He has been prominent since 1981. Slash was given the name Saul Hudson on July 23rd, 1965 in Hampstead, London, England, UK.

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Saul Alinsky was a community organizer, writer, political activist, community organizing, and activism. Saul was given the name Saul David Alinsky on January 30th, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He breathed his last breath on June 12th, 1972.

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Saúl is a soccer player for the Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid C.F., Atlético Madrid B, Rayo Vallecano, Spain national under-16 football team, Spain national under-17 football team, and Spain national under-18 football team. Saúl was born on November 21st, 1994 in Elche, Spain. Saúl is also known as Saúl.

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Saul Bass was a graphic designer, title designer, and film director. Saul was born on May 8th, 1920 in New York City. He died on April 25th, 1996.

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Saul Bellow was a writer. Saul was given the name Solomon Bellows on June 10th, 1915 in Lachine, Quebec. He left this life on April 5th, 2005.

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Saúl was born on July 18th, 1990 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Saúl is also known as Alvarez, Saul; Alvarez, and Canelo.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Saul

Saúl is a soccer player for the Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid C.F., Atlético Madrid B, Rayo Vallecano, Spain national under-16 football team, Spain national under-17 football team, and Spain national under-18 football team. Saúl was born on November 21st, 1994 in Elche, Spain. Saúl is also known as Saúl.

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John Ralston Saul is a novelist, essayist, and list of essayists. John was born on June 19th, 1947 in Ottawa.

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Mark Saul is an actor/musician. He has been prominent since 1998. Mark was given the name Mark Adam Saul on June 20th, 1985 in Los Angeles.

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Peter was born on August 16th, 1934.

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Andrew Saul is a Chairperson of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and Chairperson of theFederal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. Andrew was born on November 6th, 1946 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Andrew was given the name Andrew William Saul on February 5th, 1955.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 15 0 15
1882 15 0 15
1883 5 0 5
1885 11 0 11
1886 10 0 10
1887 11 0 11
1888 20 0 20
1890 7 0 7
1891 9 0 9
1892 11 0 11
1893 9 0 9
1894 16 0 16
1895 13 0 13
1896 11 0 11
1897 11 0 11
1898 11 0 11
1899 17 0 17
1900 23 0 23
1901 13 0 13
1902 24 0 24
1903 17 0 17
1904 26 0 26
1905 12 0 12
1906 18 0 18
1907 36 0 36
1908 35 0 35
1909 41 0 41
1910 42 0 42
1911 57 0 57
1912 125 0 125
1913 148 0 148
1914 162 0 162
1915 207 0 207
1916 222 0 222
1917 228 0 228
1918 239 0 239
1919 232 0 232
1920 206 0 206
1921 229 0 229
1922 204 0 204
1923 225 0 225
1924 213 0 213
1925 206 0 206
1926 189 0 189
1927 189 0 189
1928 179 0 179
1929 157 0 157
1930 149 0 149
1931 138 0 138
1932 122 0 122
1933 131 0 131
1934 130 0 130
1935 109 0 109
1936 120 0 120
1937 113 0 113
1938 123 0 123
1939 99 0 99
1940 88 0 88
1941 97 0 97
1942 107 0 107
1943 97 0 97
1944 79 0 79
1945 85 0 85
1946 101 0 101
1947 112 0 112
1948 104 0 104
1949 103 0 103
1950 114 0 114
1951 122 0 122
1952 103 0 103
1953 117 0 117
1954 122 0 122
1955 120 0 120
1956 112 0 112
1957 139 0 139
1958 151 0 151
1959 137 0 137
1960 128 0 128
1961 170 0 170
1962 143 0 143
1963 145 0 145
1964 123 0 123
1965 167 0 167
1966 135 0 135
1967 160 0 160
1968 159 0 159
1969 193 0 193
1970 219 0 219
1971 193 0 193
1972 245 0 245
1973 251 0 251
1974 266 0 266
1975 279 0 279
1976 295 0 295
1977 323 0 323
1978 291 0 291
1979 351 0 351
1980 368 5 363
1981 411 0 411
1982 369 7 362
1983 379 0 379
1984 393 6 387
1985 416 7 409
1986 412 0 412
1987 428 0 428
1988 440 5 435
1989 530 8 522
1990 574 7 567
1991 597 5 592
1992 621 5 616
1993 580 0 580
1994 599 0 599
1995 714 0 714
1996 869 0 869
1997 1,051 7 1,044
1998 916 0 916
1999 891 0 891
2000 1,064 6 1,058
2001 1,102 0 1,102
2002 1,028 0 1,028
2003 1,071 0 1,071
2004 1,109 6 1,103
2005 1,112 0 1,112
2006 1,120 0 1,120
2007 1,070 0 1,070
2008 998 0 998
2009 866 0 866
2010 761 0 761
2011 715 0 715
2012 688 0 688
2013 655 0 655
2014 661 0 661
2015 591 0 591
2016 555 0 555

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Popularity of Saul as a first name

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Popularity of Saul as a last name

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Common last names for Saul

  • Cohen
  • Brown
  • Goldberg
  • Smith
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  • Katz
  • Kaplan
  • Goldstein
  • Williams
  • Harris
  • Friedman
  • Goldman
  • Greenberg
  • Silverman

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Saul U.S.
  White 80.89% 64.26%
  African American 8.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.06% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Saul

People with the last name Saul are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Saul

  • How Popular is the name Saul? Saul is the 1,170th most popular name of all time. As a last name Saul was the 4,981st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Saul have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 38,510 babies born with the first name Saul in the United States. That's more than enough people named Saul to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Saul? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • When was Saul first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Saul is Friday, December 25th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Saul born? The highest recorded use of the first name Saul was in 2006 with a total of 1,120 babies. That's a lot of babies named Saul!
  • Random Saul Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Saul ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 63 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Saul: Your name in reverse order is Luas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lsua. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Saul? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,047 people with the last name Saul.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Saul? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Saul as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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