[ 1 syll. al ] The baby boy name Al is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as aeL †. Al is largely used in the English language, and it is derived from Celtic, Germanic, Latin, Old Greek, Old English, and Irish Gaelic origins.
Al is an English contraction of the name Alan (Breton, English, German, and Scottish).
Al is also an English contraction of Albert.
Al is also an English contraction of the name Alberto (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and English).
Al is also an English variant of Albin.
Al is also an English variant of the name Aldrich (English and German).
Al is also an English contraction of the name Alexander (Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, and Slavic).
Al is also an English contraction of the name Alfred (Dutch, English, French, German, Polish, and Scandinavian).
Al is also an English variant of the name Alistair (English and Scottish).
Al is also a contraction of the name Alvin (English).
Al is also a variant of the name Callister (English).
Al is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked in 1910 with 0.035% of baby boys being given the name Al. It ranked at #285 then. The baby name has since experienced a substantial fall in popularity, and is now of very modest use. In 2012, among the group of boy names directly linked to Al, Alexander was the most frequently used. Al has mostly been a baby boy name in the past century.
† Pronunciation for Al: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
Details of famous persons named Al:
Activist Al Sharpton, born Alfred Charles Sharpton, Jr., 3 October 1954, Brooklyn, New York.
Actor Al Pacino, born 25 April 1940, New York, New York.
Artist Al Hirschfeld, born 21 June 1903 - 20 January 2003, St. Louis, Missouri.
Comedian Al Franken, born 21 May 1951, New York, New York.
Musician Weird Al Yankovic, born Alfred Matthew Yankovic, 23 October 1959, Lynwood, California.
US Vice President Al Gore, born Albert Gore, Jr., 31 March 1948.