Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. YAHRL(Norwegian, Swedish, Danish)

Meaning & History

Means "chieftain, nobleman" in Old Norse (a cognate of the English word earl). In the Norse poem Rígsþula Jarl is the son of the god Ríg and the founder of the race of warriors.

Related Names

Feminine FormErle(Norwegian)
Other Languages & CulturesEarl, Earle, Erle(English)
User SubmissionJärl

People think this name is

classic   mature   upper class   wholesome   strong   strange   simple   nerdy  

Name Days

Sweden: October 11


Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from

Entry updated April 25, 2021