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I absolutely love this name! It is a great first name and middle name! My name is Maggie which means "Pearl" in Irish and I sometimes go by Pearl for fun! I think that Pearl is a better name to name your child than Margaret.
― Anonymous User  12/27/2018
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This name is short and sweet, and I wonder why it is outdated. Really, a name should not be forgotten, especially such a good name as Pearl.
Phoenix Gemstone  12/20/2018
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In 2018, 71 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Pearl who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 8476th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

[Pearl was also on the SSA's male top 1000 chart through 1939, despite it only being listed as a female name on BTN.]
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
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In 2018, 86 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Pearl who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 812th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
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My grandma's name was Pearl so I love this name.
― Anonymous User  9/16/2018
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YouTube vlogger Louise Pentland 'SprinkleofGlitter' recently named her daughter Pearl.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2018
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Pearl is very old fashioned, I prefer Megan and Margaret.
kayisforkeen  8/10/2018
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Pearl, the main character of Steven Universe, bears this name.
Jumaine3x5  5/29/2018
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Pearl is a lovely name; sweet and delicate and precious. I really like it. The precious stone Pearl is also really beautiful. I would definitely name my daughter Pearl (my second daughter. The first one will be Alexandra!) Or I could call her Alexandra Pearl. That's a thought!
BeccyLeader2  4/30/2018
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A name that should get a comeback! It's good, and shouldn't be outdated.
Phoenix Gemstone  1/14/2018
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I didn't like it before, but I like it better now and it seems less dated. I think it makes a nice first or middle name.
― Anonymous User  9/23/2017
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Pearl Thusi (1988-), a South African actress and model.
highexpectasians  8/4/2017
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Pearl Lowe is an English fashion and textiles designer, and former singer-songwriter. She was the vocalist of mid-1990s indie bands Powder and Lodger, which she fronted after a brief period at LAMDA, and as a solo-artist under the name Pearl.
cutenose  7/17/2017
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Pearl is the name of Cinder's older stepsister in The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
― Anonymous User  6/19/2017
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Sounds dated. But that's okay I guess.
Luvbug86  8/5/2016
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My 16 month old is called Pearl and I absolutely love it. I chose it because it is old fashioned and I think it's a pretty name. Her middle name is Ava-Mai which I think goes with Pearl well.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2016
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My birth name is Pearl. Named for my paleish complexion... upon birth, when my father took his first look at me and said..."She looks like a white Pearl".
prlygrlmoran17  1/3/2016
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In the movie "The Gift" Pearl Johnson is the name of the Town Sheriff. He is a male. Good movie.
prlygrlmoran17  1/3/2016
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I didn't like this name much before but I like it now. Simple and sweet.
― Anonymous User  8/3/2015
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Pearl Kendrick, an American bacteriologist, helped in co-developing the vaccine which counters whooping cough.
earthnut  8/3/2015
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I've fallen in love with Pearl after hearing the story of how Greeks believe they were formed. Greek mythology states that Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, shed tears of joy when she was born from the froth of the sea. These tears hardened to form pearls.
LMS  12/17/2014
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The name Pearl is old-fashioned, vintage, pretty, sweet & beautiful. ^_^ Why on earth is the name Pearl listed as MASCULINE? It really should only be listed as feminine since boys don't get named Pearl... D: [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  11/9/2014
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Daughter of Jack Osbourne and his wife Lisa is Pearl Clementine born 2012.
deidre  5/30/2014
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I love Pearl. It's elegant, simple and old lady chic. Very refined and retrò.
helena1990  9/1/2013
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Pearl Bodine was the name of Bea Benaderet's character on "The Beverly Hillbillies."
Ruta Graveolens  11/2/2012
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My great-aunt's name.. and my birthstone! Nice and old fashioned and pretty :)
VAK  4/13/2012
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This is the name of a recurring guest star on "The Vampire Diaries," played by Kelly Hu.
Martha Gold  11/25/2011
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I cannot imagine Pearl as a male name. The name seems so dated. I doubt it will make a comeback.
GibsonGirl  8/21/2011
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Pearl Forrester from Mystery Science Theater 3000. Originally she was just a supporting character and mother of the show's main villain Clayton Forrester. In the Sci-Fi version of the series, she became the main villain.
Hailey2009  8/19/2011
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Minnie Pearl: Stage name for Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon (October 25, 1912 – March 4, 1996), who was a member of the Grand Ole Opry from 1940 until her death.
GibsonGirl  8/14/2011
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This name has been quite often used in Australia for more than a century now. It has a particular resonance here because of the Pearl industry.

Because of the multicultural nature of the Pearl industry, the name is almost equally used by blacks, whites and Asians. This seems appropriate as pearls come in several different colours.

With the children's books series "Pearlie the Park Fairy" by Wendy Harmer being made into an international animated TV series, the name seems as contemporary as ever.
keepitreal  1/26/2011
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Makes a cute middle name.
Chrila96  10/11/2010
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LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I love this name. So sweet.
resolutionwritenovel  1/4/2010
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The daughter of film director Paul Thomas Anderson and actress Maya Rudolph is named Pearl Minnie, born October 15, 2005.
SeaHorse15  9/7/2009
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I think of this as a feminine name only. It sounds horrible to saddle a boy with this name. It's nice on a girl, though.
bananarama  8/13/2009
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It's okay, just not very nice sounding.
Kerules  6/2/2009
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I think it sounds much better as a first name because it would be classic and unusual at the same time. It's not the prettiest name around but it would be really cute on a young girl. As a middle name it sounds way too middle-aged and cliched, one of those monosyllabic middle names it seems like people give as a filler when they can't think of anything else, like Lynn, Leigh, Ann and Rose.
imbidubi  4/29/2009
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"Pearl" was the name of blues singer Janis Joplin's last album (which was released shortly after her death). I read that the reason it's called that was because Pearl was a nickname that Janis Joplin gave herself (and that was used by some people she knew).
Pippin  3/19/2009
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Pearl Fey is the cousin of Maya Fey in the video game series Phoenix Wright.
ICEyun  2/24/2009
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I love this name. It's short and sweet. I think it's ready for a comeback.
number1212  12/16/2008
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Pearl is a main character in Amy Tan's novel The Kitchen God's Wife.
moonbaby9307  9/20/2008
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Pearl the whale is Mr. Krabbs's daughter on Spongebob Squarepants.
Cymry  7/16/2008
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Seems very old to me.
asforoneday  7/4/2008
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As opposed to elderly, I would call the name classic. I think it goes well with Natasha (i.e. Natasha-Pearl) but that is just my opinion. It can also serve as a nice first name. However, I can't think of any suitable middle names for Pearl.
GarbageGuy  6/9/2008
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Oh my goodness, I love this name. So precious!
pennycarroll  5/13/2008
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Pearls may be beautiful, but the word itself doesn't sound very pretty to me. It's not the worst name out there, though, so if it has significance to you, I won't talk you out of it.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
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'The Pearl' is a novel written by American author John Steinbeck. I think Pearl is classy sounding, but Perla just flows better.
rory  3/4/2008
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The daughter of Hester Pryne in Nathanael Hawthorne's classical novel The Scarlet Letter, bears the name Pearl.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2008
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Pearl is a lovely name. Ever since I read The Scarlet Letter I have held the name Pearl dear to my heart. Although it is seen by many as an "elderly" name, I believe it is quite beautiful and distinguished. The name Pearl has continued to stand the test of time and it will continue to do so.
ebstarz7  1/15/2008
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Seen more as a granny name than as a grandad name in the United States. While in some cases the girl's name is now due for a revival, the boy's name, having never been as popular when it was in use 100 years ago, is forever now out of fashion.
freeserve.co.uk  10/9/2007
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I think this is the name of Will Ferrell's daughter.
Brianna Angela  8/3/2007
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This is not, as commonly misunderstood, the name of Will Ferrell's daughter, but the name of his friend, Adam McKay's daughter.

Pearl McKay starred in the short clip, The Landlord, along with Will Ferrell.
nothingshortoftragic  8/16/2007
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I love the name Pearl. I think it works well as a first or middle name. However, I probably would use it as a middle name.
EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  7/14/2007
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Pearl is the illegitimate daughter of Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.
― Anonymous User  5/30/2007
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I love this name. Maybe not for a first name, but for a middle it would be nice. I think of a plump, very kind and cheerful woman who is a wonderful person.
Reecet21  5/20/2007
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Old fashioned but always lovely.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2007
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I think this name is beautiful, and it could work for any age.
nothingshortoftragic  4/20/2007
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This name makes me think of an old woman.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2007
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Pearl Hart, the last person to rob a stagecoach and the only woman to have robbed one.
SSF  2/3/2007
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I think it makes a great middle name, I love it.
― Anonymous User  1/20/2007
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Pearl Forrester is one of the villians on "Mystery Science Theater 3000".
Hailey2006  12/28/2006
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I have also seen the name Pearla.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2006
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This was the real first name of novelist male Zane Grey, who wrote Western novels in the mid-20th century.
Pheadirean  7/26/2006
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Pearl Buck (1892-1973) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938. Her most famous novel was The Good Earth. It is about peasant life in China.
Ylva  2/10/2006
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Pearl Bailey was a famous actress.
breakofday  12/16/2005
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Pearl is the second book in the Dakotah Treasures series by Lauraine Snelling.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2005
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"But she named the infant 'Pearl', as being of great price- purchased with all she had- her mother's only treasure!" - Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter
Sedalyn  9/29/2005

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