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Origin & Meaning

The name Earl is of English origin.

The meaning of Earl is "nobleman, warrior".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1540 in baby name popularity for boys with 103 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Earl Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Earl has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Earl to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Earl include Earle, Erle.

The name Earline is a form of Earl.

Other Tidbits

Earl falls into the name categories classic, royal title.

Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Earl in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.