Pal Name Meaning

Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Kayasth) name, from Sanskrit pala ‘protector’, ‘keeper’, ‘guard’, ‘herdsman’ (compare gopala ‘cowherd’), an epithet of the god Krishna and a common personal name. A Pala dynasty that was founded by one Gopala in the 8th century ruled in Bengal and Bihar until the 12th century. Hungarian (Pál): from the personal name Pál, Hungarian form of Paul. This name is also found, spelled Pal, in Slovenia (Prekmurje) and northern and eastern Croatia.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Lal, Pala, Bal, Paul, Pol, Pan, Gal, Palm, Pahl, Pay

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Pal Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Pal.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Pal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Pal in 1964 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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