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What does Earle mean?

Earle Pronunciation of Earle [ear-le] as a boys' name has its root in Old English, and the meaning of the name Earle is "nobleman, warrior, prince". Earle is an alternate spelling of Earl (Old English).

Associated with: old english, nobleman, warrior, prince (king).


Earle has 3 variants: Erl, Erle and Irl.

5 more relations via Earl: Earlie, Early, Errol, Erroll and Erryl.

Creative forms:
(male) Earel, Eareli, ..

(female) Earal, Earel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Earle Tylan (E.T.), ..

How popular is Earle?

Earle is a somewhat popular first name for men (#853 out of 1220, Top 70%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#3900 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Earle reached its apex position of #253 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Earle name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Earle appearing in the Top 2000 are Earl (#1348 via latest list), Earlie, Early, Erle, Errol, Erroll and Irl. Adoption of these forms of Earle was well-received a century ago (average #952) and has become much reduced since (#1918, 99.2%), with versions like Early becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Earle, Earl, Earlie, Early, Erle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Errol, Erroll, Irl in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bale, Bartle, Berle, Burle, Cable, Caile, Cale, Cayle, Daile, Dale, Dalle, Daryle, Dayle, Eagle, Earley, Eberle, Emile, Erie, Erlie, Erly, Erryle (see Errol), Erve, Eryle, Fadle, Gable, Gaile, Gale, Gayle, Hale, Halle, Hayle, Kaile, Kale, Karle, Kayle, Ladle, Lale, Merle, Nagle, Pavle, Sable, Searle, Vaile, Vale, Verle, Virle, Vyrle, Yale, Zale and Zayle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Earle.

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