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Origin and Meaning of Seol

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From Old Irish séol (“sail; bed, couch; weaving implement, loom; course; manner, way”), a borrowing from Old English seġl, seġel, from Proto-Germanic *seglą.

  1. (sailing) sail
  2. (literary) covering, canopy
  3. drift, trend; course, direction; flow, motion
  4. (crafts) loom
  5. (literary, uncountable) bed, couch

From Middle Irish séolaid (“sails, steers; launches, casts; sends, dispatches; shows the way, guides; directs, trains, teaches; advances, proceeds; instructs”), from séol (“sail”, noun).

    Notable Persons Named Seol

    Seol Ki-Hyeon is a soccer player for the Sungkyunkwan University, Kwangwoon University, Royal Antwerp F.C., R.S.C. Anderlecht, Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Reading F.C., Fulham F.C., Al-Hilal FC, Pohang Steelers, Ulsan Hyundai FC, Incheon United FC, and South Korea national under-20 football team. Seol was born on January 8th, 1979 in Jeongseon, Gangwon, South Korea.


    Seol was born on April 1st, 1996.


    Seol Tae-soo is a sports team member for the Ulsan Hyundai FC.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Seol

    Han Seol is a soccer player for the Manado United, Dong-eui University, Busan IPark, Gwangju Sangmu FC, and Goyang KB Kookmin Bank FC. Han was born on July 15th, 1983 in South Korea.


    Ben Seol is an athlete for the Manchester Futsal Club.


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    Popularity of Seol as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Seol U.S.
      White 6.08% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 92.40% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Seol

    People with the last name Seol are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Seol

    • How Popular is the name Seol? As a last name Seol was the 73,666th most popular name in 2010.
    • How unique is the name Seol? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Seol was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
    • Weird things about the name Seol: Your name in reverse order is Loes. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lsoe. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Seol? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 263 people with the last name Seol.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Seol? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Seol as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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