What does Pearl mean?
Pearl /pearl/ [1 syll.] as a girls' 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.
Affiliated girl name: Emerald.
Pearl▼ has 22 more alternative forms via Margaret: Gretal, Gretel, Gretl, Mag, Marg, Marga, Marge▼, Margo▼, Margy, Marit, Marji, Meg, Megan▲, Meggi, Meggy, Meta▼, Mette, Meyta, Peg, Pegeen, Peggie▼ and Peggy▼.Kreatif forms: Pearlli, Pearllia, Pearlly. [more]
How popular is Pearl?
Pearl is a very prominent first name for women (#224 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#4409 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Pearl for girls. Pearl reached its peak position of #26 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is presently at #628. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Pearl and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Pearl (#628 a year ago) are Emerald, Margaret (#169 a year ago), Marge, Margo, Margy, Meg, Megan (#308), Meta, Pearle, Pearlie, Pearline, Peggie, Peggy and Perla (#646). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.3353%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.1499%, down 55.3%), with forms such as Pearlie, Pearline, Peggie, Peggy and Perla becoming somewhat dated. Megan (#308) is the most trendy baby name among these. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)