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Girl Name: Pearl

Name: Pearl
Pronunciation: \pe(a)-rl\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: pearl
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Emerald
Sounds Like: Beryl, Beril
Variant forms: Pearla, Pearle, Pearleen, Pearlette, Pearlie, Pearline, Perl, Perla, Perle, Perlette, Perley, Perline, Perlita, Perlline
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 224
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 4846

Description

Pearl \pe(a)-rl\ as a girl's name is pronounced perl. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Pearl is "pearl". Jewel name. The Greek form, Margaret, is more popular and has been used for centuries, while Pearl was used only in the late Victorian era. Writer Pearl S. Buck; singer Pearl Bailey.

Pearl has 14 variant forms: Pearla, Pearle, Pearleen, Pearlette, Pearlie, Pearline, Perl, Perla, Perle, Perlette, Perley, Perline, Perlita and Perlline.

For more information, see also the related name Emerald.

Baby names that sound like Pearl are Beryl and Beril.

View a list of the 22 names that reference Pearl.

Popularity

Pearl is a very popular first name for women (#224 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#4846 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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