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Meaning & History

From the English word pearl for the concretions formed in the shells of some mollusks, ultimately from Late Latin perla. Like other gemstone names, it has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century. The pearl is the birthstone for June, and it supposedly imparts health and wealth.
VariantPearle
DiminutivesPearlie, Perlie
Other Languages & CulturesPerle French Perla, Perlita Italian Perla, Perlita Spanish Perle, Perele Yiddish

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Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute