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Girl Name: Perl

Name: Perl
Pronunciation: \p(e)-rl\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Perl's also a boy name)
Meaning: pearl
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Perle, Perla
Similar Names: Merl, Peri, Pera
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 17198

Description

Perl \p(e)-rl\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Perl), is a variant of Pearl (Latin), and the meaning of Perl is "pearl".

The baby name Perl sounds like Perle and Perla. Other similar baby names are Merl, Peri and Pera.

Popularity

Perl is not a popular first name for women but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#17198 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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