Name: Saul

Origin and Meaning of the Name Saul

  • Meaning:
    Responded; prayed for
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (sahl)
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Miscellaneous Info for Saul

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Biblically, Saul was the first king of Israel, as appointed by the prophet Samuel. He was replaced by David, who had fought against Goliath for him, but had later been his enemy as Saul did not want to give up the throne. Saul was also the name of the apostle Paul before his conversion.

    Saul Bass was the graphic designer responsible for film posters and title sequences such as that for Hitchcock's 'The Man with the Golden Arm' and 'Psycho', and Martin Scorsese's 'Casino'.

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