Gender Masculine
Scripts שָׁאוּל(Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. SAWL(English)
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Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name שָׁאוּל (Sha'ul) meaning "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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesSaoul(Biblical Greek) Sha'ul(Biblical Hebrew) Sauli(Finnish) Shaul(Hebrew) Saulius(Lithuanian) Saúl(Spanish)
Same SpellingSaúl
User SubmissionsŠaul, Saül

Popularity

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Name Days

Finland: March 27

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Entry updated May 29, 2020