PEARL
GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: PURL   [key]
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.
Related Names
VARIANT: Pearle
DIMINUTIVES: Pearlie, Perlie
Popularity
United States  ranked #755 
England/Wales  ranked #322