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What does Burle mean?

Burle Pronunciation of Burle [burle] as a boys' name. Burle means "knotty wood; tuft of wool". Burle is an alternate spelling of Burl (Old English, Old French).

Associated with: wood (tree).


1 alternative form via Burl: Burrell.

Creative forms:
(male) Barle, Brayle, ..

(female) Burla, Burve, ..

Middle name pairings:
Burle Bane (B.B.), ..

How popular is Burle?

Burle is an unusual given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#99725 out of 150436, Top 66%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Burrell and Burl are the prominent alternative forms of Burle (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Burle were popular as baby names in the 1910s (usage of 0.02%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Burl, Burrell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Burle is pronounced similarly to Berl and Berle. Other suggested similar names are Bale, Barde, Bartle, Beale, Berke, Berne, Bertle, Bille, Birley, Birlie, Birly, Birtle, Borne, Bourke, Bourne, Brae, Brye, Buel, Buell, Buhl, Buhler, Burch, Burg, Burges, Burgh, Burk, Burke, Burket, Burley, Burlie, Burlin, Burn, Burne, Burnel (see Burnell), Burnet, Burney, Burnie, Burns, Burr, Burt, Burtt, Burty, Butler, Byrley, Byrne, Earle, Erle, Jule, Karle, Merle, Thurle, Verle, Virle, Vyrle and Yule. These names tend to be more commonly used than Burle.

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