Saul - boys name

Saul name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 82%

Saul name meaning:

The name Saul is of Hebrew origin and has a rich historical and biblical significance. In Hebrew, the name is pronounced as "sha'ul" and it carries the meaning of "asked for" or "prayed for". It is believed to have derived from the Hebrew verb "sha'al" which means "to ask" or "to request".

In the Bible, Saul was the first king of Israel, chosen by the prophet Samuel. He was known for his tall stature and strong leadership qualities, but his reign was marked by both triumphs and failures. Saul's story includes his anointing by Samuel, his victories against Israel's enemies, but also his disobedience to God's commands, which ultimately led to his downfall.

The name Saul has retained its popularity over the years, partly due to its biblical connections. It is often associated with qualities such as strength, leadership, and spiritual significance. Individuals named Saul often exude confidence and determination, while also possessing a deep sense of spirituality and a desire to fulfill their purpose.

Origin: Hebrew

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Overall UK ranking: 871 out of 4789

35 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (328)

Historical popularity of Saul

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