Infographic of Pearl name meaning, which is “The finest specimen of its kind,” in allusion to the gem, from the Latin perua, a shellfish.
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Pearl Name Popularity

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

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 39 2,152 0.6112%
1911 48 2,061 0.5535%
1912 54 2,517 0.4991%
1913 55 2,748 0.4847%
1914 56 3,214 0.4612%
1915 56 3,971 0.4371%
1916 57 4,062 0.4205%
1917 57 4,226 0.4224%
1918 56 4,521 0.4212%
1919 56 4,268 0.4076%
1920 62 4,200 0.3777%
1921 65 4,173 0.3644%
1922 71 3,846 0.3452%
1923 78 3,543 0.3163%
1924 78 3,632 0.3128%
1925 90 3,211 0.2841%
1926 94 2,893 0.263%
1927 102 2,712 0.245%
1928 110 2,357 0.2203%
1929 114 2,167 0.2092%
1930 121 2,062 0.1974%
1931 137 1,627 0.1648%
1932 138 1,603 0.1623%
1933 143 1,371 0.1472%
1934 153 1,323 0.1369%
1935 166 1,166 0.12%
1936 170 1,109 0.1151%
1937 187 1,003 0.1018%
1938 189 982 0.0959%
1939 198 875 0.086%
1940 196 871 0.0819%
1941 209 823 0.0731%
1942 191 1,077 0.0853%
1943 221 859 0.0658%
1944 240 716 0.0578%
1945 266 626 0.0513%
1946 281 652 0.0442%
1947 292 687 0.0412%
1948 292 658 0.0412%
1949 324 540 0.0336%
1950 318 547 0.034%
1951 348 484 0.0285%
1952 358 489 0.028%
1953 370 488 0.0276%
1954 388 449 0.0246%
1955 406 422 0.0229%
1956 421 427 0.0226%
1957 442 406 0.0211%
1958 489 335 0.0177%
1959 529 291 0.0153%
1960 504 318 0.0168%
1961 522 309 0.0164%
1962 511 314 0.0171%
1963 591 236 0.0131%
1964 584 240 0.0136%
1965 617 203 0.0124%
1966 713 140 0.009%
1967 759 119 0.0078%
1968 806 108 0.0072%
1969 901 87 0.0056%
1970 871 104 0.0065%
1971 863 106 0.0071%
1972 796 120 0.0088%
1973 896 90 0.0069%
1974 892 93 0.0072%
1975 911 93 0.0072%
1976 914 94 0.0073%
1977 1,019 81 0.006%
1978 961 93 0.0069%
1979 1,033 85 0.006%
1980 908 112 0.0077%
1981 853 131 0.0089%
1982 868 124 0.0083%
1983 839 129 0.0087%
1984 859 124 0.0083%
1985 928 116 0.0076%
1986 947 114 0.0076%
1987 1,055 92 0.006%
1988 1,076 96 0.0062%
1989 1,161 91 0.0056%
1990 1,240 84 0.0051%
1991 1,214 93 0.0057%
1992 1,190 99 0.0062%
1993 1,087 117 0.0075%
1994 1,253 87 0.0057%
1995 1,071 118 0.0078%
1996 1,122 110 0.0073%
1997 1,216 96 0.0065%
1998 1,151 110 0.0073%
1999 1,247 97 0.0065%
2000 1,064 144 0.0094%
2001 1,045 153 0.0102%
2002 1,098 138 0.0092%
2003 1,149 134 0.0088%
2004 1,088 156 0.0102%
2005 1,227 125 0.0082%
2006 1,079 178 0.0114%
2007 952 228 0.0145%
2008 1,026 198 0.0128%
2009 987 209 0.014%
2010 936 213 0.0148%
2011 810 271 0.019%
2012 754 306 0.0215%
2013 665 373 0.0262%
2014 635 394 0.027%
2015 610 409 0.0281%
2016 557 496 0.0344%
2017 609 417 0.0299%
2018 603 419 0.0305%
2019 663 361 0.0267%

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Names Like Pearl

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


What names are variants of Pearl?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Pearla

Pearl

Latin

Pearle

Pearl

Latin

Pearleen

Pearl

Latin

Pearlette

Pearl

Latin

Pearlie

Pearl

Latin

Pearline

Pearl

Latin

Perl

Pearl

Latin

Perla

Pearl

Latin

Perle

Pearl

Latin

Perlette

Pearl

Latin

Perley

Pearl

Latin

Perline

Pearl

Latin

Perlita

Pearl

Latin

Perlline

Pearl

Latin


What names sound like Pearl?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Beril

Light green semiprecious gemstone

Greek

Beryl

Light green semiprecious gemstone

Greek


What names are similar to Pearl?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Emerald

Precious gemstone

Spanish


Lists With Pearl

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Siblings of Pearl

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Stella

Celestial star

Latin

2 Comments

  1. we chose pearl for my 4th baby’s middle name. shelby is her first name. i loved pearl from the movie pride and prejudice, when she says “my pearl for sundays”, it makes me have warm fuzzies. so shes my pearl. <3

  2. I named my baby Pearl because it’s my boyfriends grandma’s name who is deceased. However, when I first heard it I absolutely loved it and thought of the beauty of an actual Pearl. The only thing I don’t like is that when people refer to someone named Pearl they are typically deceased.


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