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Origin & Meaning

The name Pearl is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Pearl is "jewel".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 628  in baby name popularity for girls with 451 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


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Related Names

Variants of the name Pearl include Pearle.

The name Perla is a form of Pearl.

Pearl has the diminutive (nickname) Pearlie.

Other Tidbits

Pearl falls into the name categories classic, gem or mineral.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Pearl Bailey, Pearl Buck.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Pearl in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Pearl.

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

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Pearl in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

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