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