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Sol

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9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sol mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Sol

"Sol" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Sun". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Sol
Senses
  1. The sun.
  2. [Alchem] Gold; -- so called from its brilliancy, color, and value.

Etymology: L

noun Sol
A syllable applied in solmization to the note G, or to the fifth tone of any diatonic scale.The tone itself.

Etymology: It

noun Sol
Senses
  1. A sou.
  2. A silver and gold coin of Peru. The silver sol is the unit of value, and is worth about 68 cents.

Etymology: See Sou

noun
A fluid mixture of a colloid and a liquid; a liquid colloidal solution or suspension.

Etymology: From hydrosol an aqueous colloidal solution, confused with G. sole soole, salt water from which salt is obtained

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
  2. (Roman mythology) ancient Roman god; personification of the sun; counterpart of Greek Helios
  3. A colloid that has a continuous liquid phase in which a solid is suspended in a liquid
Wiktionary

Borrowing from Latin Sōl

  1. The name of the Earth's star.
  2. (Roman mythology) The sun god; equivalent of the Greek Helios. Brother of Luna and Aurora.
  3. (Norse mythology) The sun goddess.
  4. A male given name

Shortening.

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Solomon.

    Sol was also found in the following language(s): Galician, German, Plautdietsch, Portuguese, and Spanish

    Notable Persons Named Sol

    Sol Campbell is a soccer player for the West Ham United F.C. Reserves, Academy, Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Reserves, Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Arsenal F.C., Portsmouth F.C., Notts County F.C., Newcastle United F.C., England national under-16 football team, and England national under-18 football team. Sol was born on September 18th, 1974 in Plaistow, Newham.

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    Sol LeWitt was an artist in the fields of painting, drawing, and sculpture. Sol was born on September 9th, 1928 in Hartford, Connecticut. He passed away on April 8th, 2007.

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    Sol Kyung-gu is an actor. He was most prominent from 1993 to present. Sol was born on May 1st, 1968 in Seocheon County.

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    Sol Bamba is a soccer player for the Leeds United F.C., Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Dunfermline Athletic F.C., Hibernian F.C., Leicester City F.C., Trabzonspor, U.S. Città di Palermo, Ivory Coast national under-20 football team, and Ivory Coast national football team. Sol was born on January 13th, 1985 in Ivry-sur-Seine, France. Sol is also known as Sol Bamba.

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    Sol Bi is a k-pop singing, actor, and entertainment. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Sol was given the name Kwon Ji An on September 30th, 1984. Sol is also known as 권선미, Kwon Seon Mi, and Sol Bi.

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    Sol was given the name Solomon Star on December 20th, 1840 in Austria. He passed away on October 10th, 1917.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sol

    Sol is a hip hop music rapping. He has had major accomplishments since 2008. Sol was given the name Sol Moravia-Rosenberg on December 7th, 1988. Sol is also known as Solzilla.

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    Fran Sol is a soccer player for the Villarreal CF B, Rayo Vallecano, Real Madrid C.F., Real Madrid C, CD Lugo, Real Oviedo, and Villarreal CF. Fran was born on March 13th, 1992 in Madrid, Spain. Fran is also known as Sol and Francisco.

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    Armando Calderón Sol is a President of El Salvador. Armando was born on June 24th, 1948 in San Salvador.

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    Laura was born on November 27th, 1961.

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    Luis del Sol is a soccer player for the Real Betis, CD Utrera, Real Madrid C.F., Juventus F.C., A.S. Roma, Spain national under-21 football team, and Spain national football team. Luis was born on April 6th, 1935 in Arcos de Jalón, Spain.

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    Mila del Sol is a philippines, actor, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and philippineactorentrepreneurphilanthropist. She was most prominent from 1939 to present. Mila was given the name Clarita Villarba Rivera on May 12th, 1923 in Tondo, Manila.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 12 0 12
    1881 15 0 15
    1882 20 0 20
    1883 16 0 16
    1884 19 0 19
    1885 26 0 26
    1886 14 0 14
    1887 14 0 14
    1888 14 0 14
    1889 21 0 21
    1890 14 0 14
    1891 14 0 14
    1892 20 0 20
    1893 16 0 16
    1894 22 0 22
    1895 24 0 24
    1896 25 0 25
    1897 26 0 26
    1898 17 0 17
    1899 18 0 18
    1900 28 0 28
    1901 27 0 27
    1902 34 0 34
    1903 32 0 32
    1904 26 0 26
    1905 29 0 29
    1906 28 0 28
    1907 37 0 37
    1908 44 0 44
    1909 53 0 53
    1910 73 0 73
    1911 78 0 78
    1912 169 0 169
    1913 218 0 218
    1914 251 0 251
    1915 272 0 272
    1916 254 0 254
    1917 298 0 298
    1918 321 0 321
    1919 228 0 228
    1920 246 0 246
    1921 245 0 245
    1922 230 0 230
    1923 259 0 259
    1924 198 0 198
    1925 181 0 181
    1926 166 0 166
    1927 168 0 168
    1928 140 0 140
    1929 111 0 111
    1930 97 0 97
    1931 74 0 74
    1932 65 0 65
    1933 46 0 46
    1934 47 0 47
    1935 43 0 43
    1936 44 0 44
    1937 40 0 40
    1938 42 0 42
    1939 36 0 36
    1940 26 0 26
    1941 27 0 27
    1942 23 0 23
    1943 20 0 20
    1944 22 0 22
    1945 25 0 25
    1946 32 0 32
    1947 28 0 28
    1948 20 0 20
    1949 28 0 28
    1950 26 0 26
    1951 23 0 23
    1952 20 0 20
    1953 24 5 19
    1954 20 0 20
    1955 25 0 25
    1956 15 0 15
    1957 13 0 13
    1958 17 5 12
    1959 32 12 20
    1960 25 8 17
    1961 25 9 16
    1962 16 6 10
    1963 27 13 14
    1964 25 7 18
    1965 27 17 10
    1966 30 16 14
    1967 22 13 9
    1968 28 9 19
    1969 26 11 15
    1970 39 14 25
    1971 43 20 23
    1972 43 17 26
    1973 36 19 17
    1974 31 14 17
    1975 41 18 23
    1976 39 16 23
    1977 38 15 23
    1978 25 10 15
    1979 44 19 25
    1980 44 22 22
    1981 30 11 19
    1982 28 12 16
    1983 21 10 11
    1984 30 9 21
    1985 33 13 20
    1986 23 11 12
    1987 22 12 10
    1988 21 11 10
    1989 24 14 10
    1990 30 18 12
    1991 31 11 20
    1992 34 17 17
    1993 43 27 16
    1994 43 14 29
    1995 34 24 10
    1996 26 14 12
    1997 55 28 27
    1998 65 45 20
    1999 48 31 17
    2000 66 47 19
    2001 81 56 25
    2002 77 49 28
    2003 91 59 32
    2004 93 60 33
    2005 113 66 47
    2006 111 85 26
    2007 128 90 38
    2008 112 78 34
    2009 116 68 48
    2010 156 106 50
    2011 125 76 49
    2012 114 80 34
    2013 122 85 37
    2014 142 93 49
    2015 135 87 48
    2016 150 91 59

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    Popularity of Sol as a first name

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    Popularity of Sol as a last name

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    Common last names for Sol

    • Cohen
    • Schwartz
    • Goldstein
    • Miller
    • Goldberg
    • Friedman
    • Levine
    • Kaplan
    • Katz
    • Greenberg
    • Silverman
    • Smith
    • Siegel
    • Rosenberg
    • Klein
    • Rubin

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Sol U.S.
      White 26.63% 64.26%
      African American 15.04% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 21.17% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.96% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.15% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 35.06% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Sol

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Sol

    • What name lists does Sol rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Sol? Sol is the 2,614th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sol was the 24,112th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Sol have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,058 babies born with the first name Sol in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sol to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sol? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
    • When was Sol first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sol is Wednesday, January 8th, 1868.
    • What year had the most people named Sol born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sol was in 1918 with a total of 321 babies.
    • Random Sol Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sol ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 6 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1921.
    • Weird things about the name Sol: Your name in reverse order is Los. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sol. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Sol? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,044 people with the last name Sol.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sol? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sol as their last name since less than 1 person in 286k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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