Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈjɑɾl/(Norwegian) YAHRL(Swedish, Danish)  [key·simplify]

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  

Name Days

Norway: January 24
Sweden: October 11


Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from
Entry updated April 23, 2024