What does Pearl mean?
Pearl [pearl] 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.Creative forms:
(female) Parl, Perarl, ..
(male) Peapal, Pepal, .. Middle name pairings:
Pearl Abigale (P.A.), ..
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. Demographics)
Pearl reached its peak position of #26 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is presently at #628. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Pearl (#628 a year ago) are Emerald (#1256 a year ago), Margaret (#154), Pearla, Pearle, Pearlie, Pearline, Peg, Peggy, Perla (#645) and Perle. These forms of Pearl were favored by parents during the years 1890-1899 (median #1112) and have become much less widespread since (#1516, down 96.3%), with forms such as Pearl becoming less trendy.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Jearl, Merl, Peace, Peach, Peale, Peall, Pealle, Pera, Peri, Perri, Perry and Petra. These names tend to be less commonly used than Pearl.See names in meaning and etymology.