What does Perl mean?
(female) Parl, Perli, ..
(male) Pere, Perli, .. Middle name pairings:
Perl Shaylee (P.S.), ..
How popular is Perl?
Perl is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#14168 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Perl (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000 are Pearl (#628 from current records), Perla (#645), Perle, Pearle, Pearla and Pearlie. These forms of Perl were favored as baby names a century ago (average #1066) and have become significantly less common since, with forms such as Pearle going out of style. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Jearl, Merl, Peale, Peall, Peele, Peg, Pegg, Pella, Pen, Pepa, Pera, Perah, Peri, Perri, Perry, Pet, Peta, Petra, Phil, Pier, Piera, Poll and Pru. These names tend to be more frequently used than Perl.See names in meaning and etymology.