Given Name SAUL

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: שָׁאוּל (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: SAWL (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name שָׁאוּל (Sha'ul) which meant "asked for, prayed for". This was the name of the first king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. Before the end of his reign he lost favour with God, and after a defeat by the Philistines he was succeeded by David as king. In the New Testament, Saul was the original Hebrew name of the apostle Paul.

Categories

apostles, biblical, biblical patriarchs, kings
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Saoul (Biblical Greek), Sha'ul (Biblical Hebrew), Sauli (Finnish), Shaul (Hebrew), Saulius (Lithuanian)
USER SUBMISSIONS: Šaul, Saúl, Saül
  United States
2016
  England and Wales
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ranked
2015
  Mexico
2013
  Spain
2015