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Meaning and name origin
Burl \b(u)-rl\ as a boy's name is pronounced berl. It is of Old English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Burl is "knotty wood; tuft of wool". Folksinger/actor in the 1950s Burl Ives. See also Berlyn.
Burl is a somewhat popular first name for males (#996 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#38466 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Burl for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Burl and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Burl and Burrell. (2014 statistics).
Burl is also pronounced similarly to Berl and Berle. Other suggested similar baby names are Birly, Buel, Buhl, Burg, Burk, Burley, Burlie, Burn, Burr and Burt. These names tend to be less commonly used than Burl.
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