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, Top 82%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#38466 out of 88799, Top 43%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Burl for boys. Burl reached its highest rank of #471 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Burl and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Burrell and Burl. (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.