Saul

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Gender: M Meaning of Saul: "prayed for" Origin of Saul: Hebrew Saul's Popularity in 2016: #528

Jewish parents in particular may be drawn to this quiet, composed name of the first king of Israel and the name of Saint Paul before his conversion. In modern times, it has been associated with Nobel Prize-winning novelist Saul Bellow. Its meaning makes it appropriate for a long-awaited child.

Saul is a character in a John Dryden poem, and heard in the Handel oratorio, "Saul."

Some other Sauls of note: Saul Steinberg, known for his iconic New Yorker covers, and graphic artist/movie credit designer Saul Bass. The birth name of Guns n Roses's Slash is Saul Hudson. On recent TV, there have been Sauls on Breaking Bad and Homeland.

Famous People Named Saul

Saul of Tarsus, birth name of Saint Paul the Apostle
Saul, Biblical first king of Israel
Saul Stacey Williams, American poet and rapper
Saul Bass, American filmmaker
Saul Aaron Kripke, American philosopher
Saul Rubinek, Canadian actor, playwright, musician
Saul Bellow (born Solomon Bellows), American novelist; winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
Saul Perlmutter, American astrophysicist; winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
Saul Zaentz, American film producer
Saul David Alinsky, American community organizer
Saul Hudson aka Slash, British-American guitarist of band Guns 'n' Roses
Saul Chaplin, American composer
Saul Leiter, American photographer

Pop Culture References for the name Saul

Saul Goodman, character on TV's "Breaking Bad" and main character on TV's "Better Call Saul"
Saul Berenson, character on TV's "Homeland"
Saul Silver, character in film "Pineapple Express"
Saul aka Garbha-hsien, character in Marvel's X-Force Comics
Saul Bennett, character in the Australian soap opera Home and Away
Saul Karath, character in video game Knights of the Old Republic
Saul Malone, character on TV's Saul of the Mole Men
Saul Tigh, character on TV's Battlestar Galactica

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Saul's International Variations

Saula, Saúl (Spanish)