Names Searched Right Now:
Rate:
Follow:

Get email updates on Pearl

Gender: F Meaning of Pearl: "pearl" Origin of Pearl: Latin gem name Pearl's Popularity in 2013: #677

Popularity: this week.

Pearl, like Ruby, has begun to be polished up for a new generation of fashionable children after a century of jewelry box storage. The birthstone for the month of June, Pearl could also make a fresher middle name alternative to the overused Rose. Cool couple Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson named their daughter Pearl Minnie, followed by Jack Osbourne, and several celebs have put it in the middle spot, as in Busy Philipps's Cricket Pearl, Jake Owen's Olive Pearl and Caleb Followill's Dixie Pearl .

After being a Top 25 name in the late nineteenth century, Pearl went into a long slide, but is showing signs of a strong comeback -- it reentered the Top 1000 in 2010 and has already risen more than 200 places. Plus she's in the Top 100 on Nameberry.

In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Pearl is the illegitimate daughter of Hester Prynne, who gives her the name because she is 'her mother's only treasure.'

Pearl was also the alter ego name of Janis Joplin, tied to singer Pearl Bailey, and---hmm--the birth name of western writer Zane Gray.

Variations are PERLE and PERLA.

People who like Pearl also like:

Clementine   Cora   Daisy   Flora   Hazel   Iris   Ivy   June   Mabel   Matilda   Olive   Penelope   Poppy   Ruby   Violet Show me more names similar to Pearl Comment on Pearl

Famous People Named Pearl

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, American novelist
(Pearl) Zane Grey, male American novelist
Pearl Mae Bailey, American actress and singer
Pearl Lowe, English singer-songwriter
Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie, American novelist and dramatist under the pen name John Oliver Hobbes
Pearl Hart, American Old West outlaw
Pearl Clementine Osbourne (b. 2012), daughter of TV personality Jack Osbourne
Pearl Aday, American singer and daughter of singer Meat Loaf
Pearl Minnie Anderson (b. 2005), daughter of actress Maya Rudolph and director Paul Thomas Anderson
Taylor Mayne Pearl Brooks, daughter of singer Garth Brooks

Pop Culture References for the Name Pearl

Pearl, daughter of Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter"
Pearl, Mr. Krabs' daughter on animated series "Spongebob Squarepants"
Pearl Gallagher, character on TV's "Diff'rent Strokes"
Pearl Caraldo, main character on TV's "Pearl"
The Pearl, character in anime "One Piece"
Pearl Fey, character in video game "Ace Attorney"
Pearl Slattery, character in "Redhill Rococo" by Shena Mackay
Pearl Cunningham, character in Ray Lawler's "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll"
Pearl Shay, character on TV's "227"
Pearl Forrester, character on TV's "Mystery Science Theater 3000"
Pearl, character on animated series "Steven Universe"
Pearl, character in Disney's "The Little Mermaid"
Pearl, character in Disney's "Home on the Range"
"The Pearl," short story by John Steinbeck
Pearl Jam, American rock band
Pearl Harbor, Hawaiian U.S. military base bombed in 1941 by Japan
Pearl, drums manufacturer

Pearla, Pearle, Pearleen, Pearli, Pearlie, Pearlina, Pearline, Pearly, Perl, Perley, Perlie, Perlina, Perlline

Pearl's International Variations

Perlezenn (Breton) Perle, Perline, Perlette (French) Perlita, Perla (Spanish)