Pearl is a simple and old-fashioned name for girls. It would be perfect for a daughter born in June, as it is the birthstone of that month. As of 2020, Pearl is still a top 800 option for girls.

Meaning of the name Pearl:

Latin: pearl, smooth and round stone

Origin of the name Pearl:

Pearl is an old-fashioned-sounding name. It comes from the English word “pearl,” which is a specific type of gemstone found in a mollusk shell. It comes from the Latin word “perla.” This baby name found use in the nineteenth century in English-speaking countries. It continues to be on the top 800 list as of 2020.

Symbolism of the name Pearl:

The baby name Pearl comes from the Latin word “perla.” “Perla” directly translates to “pearl” in English. A pearl is a gemstone that is small, smooth, and round. It is the birthstone associated with June.

Style of the name Pearl:


Gender of the name Pearl:

Pearl is a simple and refined name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Pearl:


Number of syllables in the name Pearl:


Emotion evoked from the name Pearl:

Pearl feels vintage and wholesome. It is refined and simple.

Alternative spellings for the name Pearl:

  • Perle
  • Pearle
  • Perlle
  • Pearll
  • Pearlle

Nicknames for the name Pearl:

  • Pearlly
  • Pearllie
  • Pearlli
  • Earl
  • Pea

Popularity of the name Pearl:

Pearl continues to be on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index. It was a top 50 option until 1911, ranking highest in 1900 at number 24. Pearl remained on the top 100 list until 1926. As of 2020, Pearl continues to be a top 800 option. More specifically, it is number 773 for girls.

Related names for the name Pearl:

Great middle names for Pearl and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Pearl:

  • Pearl Buck (novelist)
  • Pearl Bailey (singer, actress, “Carmen Jones”)
  • Pearl Cleage (novelist)
  • Pearl Lowe (singer, songwriter)
  • Pearl Hart (outlaw in the American West)
  • Pearl Craigie (novelist, dramatist)
  • Pearl Aday (singer)

Pearls in popular culture:

  • Pearl Zhu (character from “The Vampire Diaries”)
  • Pearl (character from “The Scarlet Letter”)
  • Pearl (character from “Spongebob SquarePants”)
  • Pearl Gallagher (character from “Diff'rent Strokes”)
  • Pearl Caraldo (character from “Pearl”)
  • Pearl Fey (character from “Ace Attorney”)
  • Pearl Slattery (character from “Redhill Rococo”)
  • Pearl Cunningham (character from “Summer of the Seventeenth Doll”)