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Earl Name Popularity

How popular is the name Earl? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 34 1,071 0.3042%
1911 33 1,299 0.3488%
1912 34 2,508 0.4973%
1913 31 3,105 0.5476%
1914 33 3,839 0.5509%
1915 33 4,903 0.5397%
1916 32 5,549 0.5744%
1917 32 5,630 0.5628%
1918 31 6,317 0.5886%
1919 31 5,972 0.5703%
1920 31 6,528 0.5871%
1921 31 6,747 0.5892%
1922 32 6,454 0.5793%
1923 31 6,336 0.5657%
1924 33 6,528 0.5621%
1925 31 6,431 0.569%
1926 32 6,440 0.5855%
1927 33 6,403 0.5785%
1928 37 5,961 0.5571%
1929 36 5,736 0.5538%
1930 38 5,561 0.5324%
1931 40 5,039 0.5105%
1932 41 4,819 0.4878%
1933 41 4,370 0.4691%
1934 41 4,622 0.4781%
1935 46 4,216 0.4338%
1936 47 4,103 0.4259%
1937 48 3,941 0.3999%
1938 50 4,004 0.3911%
1939 50 3,892 0.3826%
1940 52 3,936 0.3703%
1941 58 3,802 0.3378%
1942 62 4,044 0.3203%
1943 60 4,182 0.3203%
1944 65 3,872 0.3124%
1945 71 3,560 0.2919%
1946 82 3,824 0.2592%
1947 83 4,242 0.2541%
1948 83 3,974 0.2489%
1949 91 3,654 0.2271%
1950 92 3,584 0.2226%
1951 94 3,560 0.21%
1952 98 3,459 0.1982%
1953 96 3,429 0.1937%
1954 98 3,414 0.1868%
1955 106 3,250 0.1767%
1956 110 3,295 0.1745%
1957 122 3,132 0.1628%
1958 130 2,793 0.1478%
1959 135 2,672 0.1406%
1960 138 2,550 0.1346%
1961 139 2,510 0.133%
1962 147 2,298 0.1252%
1963 154 2,137 0.1191%
1964 149 2,181 0.1239%
1965 156 1,935 0.1183%
1966 160 1,738 0.1113%
1967 163 1,634 0.1077%
1968 164 1,639 0.1092%
1969 170 1,609 0.1044%
1970 173 1,614 0.1014%
1971 177 1,481 0.0986%
1972 188 1,237 0.0908%
1973 194 1,136 0.0876%
1974 205 1,058 0.0814%
1975 213 976 0.076%
1976 219 909 0.0705%
1977 221 975 0.0723%
1978 227 898 0.0668%
1979 245 855 0.0606%
1980 248 874 0.0598%
1981 252 838 0.057%
1982 250 861 0.0576%
1983 271 724 0.0491%
1984 268 731 0.0491%
1985 293 658 0.0434%
1986 314 610 0.0404%
1987 329 591 0.0387%
1988 340 591 0.0379%
1989 374 552 0.0342%
1990 406 529 0.0319%
1991 416 509 0.0312%
1992 458 436 0.0273%
1993 476 397 0.0255%
1994 546 315 0.0205%
1995 572 275 0.0182%
1996 565 277 0.0185%
1997 624 225 0.0152%
1998 588 277 0.0185%
1999 646 220 0.0147%
2000 695 202 0.0132%
2001 763 179 0.0119%
2002 812 158 0.0105%
2003 864 147 0.0097%
2004 972 122 0.008%
2005 945 133 0.0087%
2006 978 136 0.0087%
2007 1,073 116 0.0074%
2008 1,092 110 0.0071%
2009 1,207 89 0.006%
2010 1,379 62 0.0043%
2011 1,399 57 0.004%
2012 1,262 75 0.0053%
2013 1,382 59 0.0041%
2014 1,488 48 0.0033%
2015 1,295 71 0.0049%
2016 1,433 54 0.0037%
2017 1,540 41 0.0029%
2018 1,518 44 0.0032%
2019 1,604 36 0.0027%
2020 2,811 12 0.0009%

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Names Like Earl

If you like Earl, you’ll love these other names like Earl.


What names are variants of Earl?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Earl.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Earle

Nobleman, warrior, prince

English

Earlie

Nobleman, warrior, prince; eagle wood

English

Early

Eagle wood

English

Erl

Nobleman, warrior, prince

English

Erle

Nobleman, warrior, prince

English

Errol

Nobleman, warrior, prince

English

Erroll

To wander

Scottish

Erryl

Nobleman, warrior, prince

English

Irl

Nobleman, warrior, prince

English

Rollo

A diminutive form of Rudolph.


What names sound like Earl?

If you like how Earl sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Earl.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Earley

Eagle wood

English

Erly

Eagle wood

English

Jarel

English

Jaryl

English


What names are similar to Earl?

Find a name that’s like Earl, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Barnett

Burned clearing

English

Jarl

“The leader,” from the Old Norse jarl, a noble or leader.

Scandinavian

Lord

Loaf-keeper

English


Lists With Earl

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Earl.


Siblings of Earl

Mamas with kids named Earl also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ryan

Little king

Irish

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  1. After his great-grandfathers on my husband’s side of the family


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