Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. PURL

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

DiminutivesPearlie, Perlie
Other Languages & CulturesPerle(French) Perla(Italian) Perla, Perlita(Spanish) Perle, Perele(Yiddish)


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Entry updated December 3, 2014