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Meaning of Pearl

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The name Pearl has the following meaning:

Jewel name. Consistently popular and perhaps a more natural choice over other gem names such as "Ruby" and "Opal".
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby girl name, Pearl is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Pearl in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Pearl is pronounced as purl


Pearl originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Pearl and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Pearl: Boys - Furman, Terence, Girls - Almeda, America, Annabella, April, Docia, Karlee, Linnea, Ludie, Natalie, Nataly, Serena, Tempie, Templa, Tiara, Both genders - Arden, Laurel, Virgil


Popular Variants for the name Pearl: Pearla, Pearle (English), Pearlea, Pearleah, Pearlee, Pearleigh, Pearley, Pearli, Pearlie (English), Pearlina, Pearline, Pearly, Perle, Perlette, Perline


Common nicknames for the name Pearl are: Pearly


We think the name Pearl should fall under the following style category: Ladylike.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Pearl to be: An outspoken and fun individual

In one word, you might describe Pearl as a(n) "fun" person.

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Famous persons

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

Bruce Pearl, born on 18 March , a famous coach. Bruce Pearl's background: An American college basketball coach who currently serves as the head coach of the University of Tennessee men's basketball team. A native of Boston, Pearl attended Sharon High School in Sharon, Massachusetts and is a 1982 graduate of Boston College. He and his ex-wife, Kim, have two daughters, Jacqui and Leah, and two sons, Steven and Michael. He is the first coach to bring the Tennessee Volunteers to the ranking of #1.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, born on 26 June, a famous writer. Pearl Sydenstricker Buck's background: A prolific American writer who won a Nobel Prize in Literature and a Pulitzer Prize. Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker Buck was born in Hillsboro, West Virginia to Caroline (Stulting; 1857-1921) and Absalom Sydenstricker, a Southern Presbyterian missionary. The family was sent to Zhenjiang, China in 1892 when Pearl was 3 months old. She was raised in China and was tutored by a Confucian scholar named Mr. Kung. She was taught English as a second language by her mother and tutor. Buck was an extremely passionate activist for human rights. In 1949, outraged that existing adoption services considered Asian and mixed-race children unadoptable, Pearl established Welcome House, Inc., the first international, interracial adoption agency. In the nearly five decades of its work, Welcome House has assisted in the placement of more than five thousand children. In 1964, to provide support for Asian-American children who were not eligible for adoption, Buck also established the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, w

Pearl May Bailey, born on 29 March , a famous singer. Pearl May Bailey's background: An American singer and actress. After appearing in vaudeville, she made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman in 1946. She won a Tony Award for the title role in the all-black production of Hello, Dolly! in 1968. Her rendition of 'Takes Two to Tango' hit the top ten in 1952. In 1987, Bailey won a Daytime Emmy award for her performance as a fairy godmother in the ABC Afterschool Special, Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale. Later in her career, Bailey was a fixture as a spokesperson in a series of Duncan Hines commercials. Bailey, a Republican, was appointed by President Richard Nixon as America's 'Ambassador of Love' in 1970. She attended several meetings of the United Nations, occasionally seeming disoriented. She later took part in a campaign ad for President Gerald Ford in the 1976 election. She was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom on October 17, 1988.
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