Meaning of Names, Baby Names
Search for name  

Meaning of Earl

and the Origins of this baby nameMeaning of baby name Earl


The name Earl has the following meaning:

A nobleman.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Earl is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 834 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In both Years 2008 and 2009, the name Earl remained at the same ranking of 1000. (A ranking of 1000 means that this name ranked 1000 or poorer in the 2008/2009 popularity surveys)

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Earl in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Earl is pronounced as url


Earl originates from the English language.

See other suggested English boy baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Earl and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Earl: Boys - Admiral, Alfred, Barton, Boston, Burton, Coleman, Davis, Dickinson, Dunton, Elmore, Errol, Gardner, Garfield, Graham, Hamilton, Hayward, Jamari, Kipp, Lyman, Lyndon, Milburn, Girls - Ammie, Arrie, China, Cordie, Darlene, Diamond, Jaelynn, Jaimie, Kimora, Knowles, Lady, Mercy, Octavia, Pinkie, Precious, Shirlene, Both genders - Albert, Augustine, Blake, Edward, Madison, Parker


Popular Variants for the name Earl: Earle (English), Earlie, Early, Eorl, Erl, Erle, Errol, Erroll, Erryl, Rollo


We think the name Earl should fall under the following style category: African-American.

See other African-American boy names


Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Earl to be: A dignified and hardworking person

In one word, you might describe Earl as a(n) "dignified" person.

See other "dignified" names for boys.

Faces of



Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Earl (or its variants) are:

Earl Scruggs, born on 6 January, a famous musician. Earl Scruggs's background: Born in 1924. The US banjo player who developed the bluegrass style of playing was only 10 years old when he invented his unique three-finger pick, which has since become known throughout the world as Scruggs Style Picking.

Earl Holliman, born on 11 September, a famous actor. Earl Holliman's background: An American film and television actor.

Earl Warren, born on 19 March, a famous public figure. Earl Warren's background: A California district attorney of Alameda County, the 20th Attorney General of California, the 30th Governor of California, and the 14th Chief Justice of the United States (from 1953 to 1969).
Ethan (9)
Elijah (38)
Evan (48)
Eric (57)
Edward (127)
Erik (165)
Edgar (173)
Edwin (179)
Emmanuel (181)
Elias (209)
Boy names of similar style (African-American)

Boy names which give the impression of someone who's 'dignified'

Popular English boy names

Boy names that sound like Earl
... all baby boy names starting with "E" ... more unique names starting with "E"
Share to Facebook Share with Google Share to Twitter Stumble It Email This More...