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Beautiful.
Love it as a middle name. Anastasia Pearl would be beautiful, I think.
This name is so cool! This is one of my faves! :D.
I love the name Pearl! I think it is beautiful, and yet strong and timeless. It represents beauty, health, and wealth, so everybody out here, be proud of your name, this is one of my favorites, yet it is a beautiful birthstone! It ages very well, and does not seem dated/outdated at all!
It's an okay name. It's certainly the best of the gemstone names (I can't understand why someone wants to name their child Ruby or Emerald, Diamond, etc.) It's not a timeless name personally, it seems best fit for a young girl (despite the name being outdated). I'm not sure how the name has recently seen a resurgence in popularity, but it's not up to me to name someone else's child.
Beautiful name! I met a Pearl 2 years ago (she was 6 years older than me!), and she was super nice, friendly, and calm.
I think Pearl is a gorgeous name, as it represents beauty, strength and health. It's honestly one of my favorite names.
Pearl is so sweet and cute as a first name! I love it!
I have to admit that, of all the jewelry names out there, I like Emerald the most, but Pearl is also very pretty. I think it's a good choice as a middle name, but as a full name it's fine too. Too bad it's an old-fashioned name and you don't hear it often anymore. In Spanish, it would be "Perla", which is also a name and sounds very cool, in case you prefer it more.
I think this name is beautiful if you have the right surname.
Health and wealth. Just what a baby needs. This is a nice old-fashioned name.
It doesn't seem like it would be a good name. It only reminds me of a Pearl necklace.
Love the simplicity of this beautiful name.
I like Pearl. It has a grandmotherly feel to it that would still work on a young child. I can also see why some parents in the 1800's named their baby boy Pearl. "Well Pearl sounds like Earl and since we want to have our son a masculine name that still sounds delicate and earthy, Pearl is the best fit." I think Pearl is better for a female though. Since there aren't very many Pearls in the world I think this name would be okay for your baby girl.
Lovely name!
I cannot find any reliable instances of Pearl being used as a woman's given name in the United States before Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" was published in 1850. All the instances of Pearl older than that are men -- the name was probably used for boys as a transfer of the English surname Pearl.

Pearl continued to be used for boys in some families for a couple of generations after Hawthorne's novel made it popular for girls. The most well-known example is the "Western" novelist Zane Grey, whose full birth name was Pearl Zane Grey:

https://biography.yourdictionary.com/zane-grey
Even though this name is associated with older people, the beauty of this name is timeless. All flower and gem names are beautiful.
It’s just as precious as the thing it’s named after. It's very sweet and pretty.
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.
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.
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.]
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.
My grandma's name was Pearl so I love this name.
YouTube vlogger Louise Pentland 'SprinkleofGlitter' recently named her daughter Pearl.
Pearl is very old fashioned, I prefer Megan and Margaret.
Pearl, the main character of Steven Universe, bears this name.
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!
A name that should get a comeback! It's good, and shouldn't be outdated.
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.
Pearl Thusi (1988-), a South African actress and model.
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.
Pearl is the name of Cinder's older stepsister in The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
Sounds dated. But that's okay I guess.
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.
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".
In the movie "The Gift" Pearl Johnson is the name of the Town Sheriff. He is a male. Good movie.
I didn't like this name much before but I like it now. Simple and sweet.
Pearl Kendrick, an American bacteriologist, helped in co-developing the vaccine which counters whooping cough.
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.
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]
Daughter of Jack Osbourne and his wife Lisa is Pearl Clementine born 2012.
I love Pearl. It's elegant, simple and old lady chic. Very refined and retrò.
Pearl Bodine was the name of Bea Benaderet's character on "The Beverly Hillbillies."
My great-aunt's name.. and my birthstone! Nice and old fashioned and pretty :)
This is the name of a recurring guest star on "The Vampire Diaries," played by Kelly Hu.
I cannot imagine Pearl as a male name. The name seems so dated. I doubt it will make a comeback.
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.
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.
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.
Makes a cute middle name.
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I love this name. So sweet.
The daughter of film director Paul Thomas Anderson and actress Maya Rudolph is named Pearl Minnie, born October 15, 2005.
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.
It's okay, just not very nice sounding.
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.
"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).
Pearl Fey is the cousin of Maya Fey in the video game series Phoenix Wright.
I love this name. It's short and sweet. I think it's ready for a comeback.
Pearl is a main character in Amy Tan's novel The Kitchen God's Wife.
Pearl the whale is Mr. Krabbs's daughter on Spongebob Squarepants.
Seems very old to me.
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.
Oh my goodness, I love this name. So precious!
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.
'The Pearl' is a novel written by American author John Steinbeck. I think Pearl is classy sounding, but Perla just flows better.
The daughter of Hester Pryne in Nathanael Hawthorne's classical novel The Scarlet Letter, bears the name Pearl.
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.
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.
I think this is the name of Will Ferrell's daughter.
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.
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.
Pearl is the illegitimate daughter of Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.
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.
Old fashioned but always lovely.
I think this name is beautiful, and it could work for any age.
This name makes me think of an old woman.
Pearl Hart, the last person to rob a stagecoach and the only woman to have robbed one.
I think it makes a great middle name, I love it.
Pearl Forrester is one of the villians on "Mystery Science Theater 3000".
I have also seen the name Pearla.
This was the real first name of novelist male Zane Grey, who wrote Western novels in the mid-20th century.
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.
Pearl Bailey was a famous actress.
Pearl is the second book in the Dakotah Treasures series by Lauraine Snelling.
"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

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