"sea-green jewel"

Beryl Origin and Meaning

The name Beryl is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "sea-green jewel".

Dated British favorite that never caught on in this country, where Jade remains the green gem of choice. Interesting namesakes: British writer Beryl Bainbridge and British aviatrix Beryl Markham.

# 913 in the US

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Famous People Named Beryl

  • Beryl Margaret BainbridgeEnglish novelist
  • Beryl MarkhamEnglish aviatrix
  • Beryl Audley BrydenEnglish jazz singer
  • Beryl BurtonEnglish cyclist
  • Béryl Émilie Paulette GastaldelloFrench Olympic Swimmer
  • Beryl GoldwynEnglish prima ballerina
  • Beryl Elizabeth GreyEnglish prima ballerina
  • Beryl Laverick MauldingEnglish actress; wife of politician Reginald Maulding
  • Beryl Elizabeth ReidEnglish actress and comedienne
  • Beryl Drusilla de ZoeteEnglish dancer, writer and orientalist
  • Beryl MercerBritish,American actress
  • Beryl InghamEnglish actress; wife of actor George Formby
  • Beryl Eugenia McBurnieTrinidadian dancer
  • Beryl MarsdenBritish R&B singer
  • Beryl BookerAmerican pianist
  • Beryl CookEnglish painter and OBE
  • Beryl Alaine HowellU.S. federal judge

Beryl in Pop Culture

  • Beryl Stapletoncharacter in The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Beryl Patmorethe cook on TV's "Downton Abbey"
  • Beryl Musprattcharacter in Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited" (1945); admiral's widow with three children, who marries Lord Brideshead
  • Beryl Tukelandlady of a pub awaiting demolition in "Miss Gomez and the Brethren" (1971) by William Trevor
  • Beryl Hennesseycharacter on British TV series "The Liver Birds"
  • Beryl Ballarda downstairs character on British TV series "Upstairs, Downstairs"
  • Queen Berylvillain in the anime "Sailor Moon"
  • Beryl Gracemother of Thalia and Jason Grace in "The Heroes of Olympus" and "Percy Jackson" book series
  • Beryl the Perilcharacter in British Topper comics
  • Berylemu character in Australian animated film "Blinky Bill the Movie"