Of several origins.
Al is usually a short form of the name Albert.
When so, it is of Germanic origin.
It may also be a short form of the name Alexander, and when so, it is of Greek origin.
Al is also a short form of several names that begin with Al, such as Alfred, Alvin and so on.
Famous bearers are Al Pacino, Al Gore, Al Jarreau, Al Green, Al MacKay, Al Stewart.
Al Pacino is an American film and stage actor and screenwriter.
He has a long and highly acclaimed career during which he has won almost all awards and honors that an actor may receive.
His amazing filmography consists of roles in films such as “The Godfather”, “Serpico”, “Dog Day Afternoon”, “Scarface”, “Scent of a Woman”, “Looking for Richard”, “Donnie Brasco”, “The Merchant of Venice”, “88 Minutes”, etc.