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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.


Variations

Burl has 2 variant forms: Burle and Burrell.


Popularity

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Burl name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Burl outside U.S.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Burl, Burrell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Burl and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

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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