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Burl 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 has 2 variant forms: Burle and Burrell.
Baby names that sound like Burl are Berl, Berle, Birly, Burlie, Burley and Perl.
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Popularity of Burl
Burl is a somewhat popular first name for men (#996 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#38466 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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