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Gender: F Meaning of Beryl: "sea-green jewel" Origin of Beryl: Greek

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.

Famous People Named Beryl

Beryl Bainbridge, British author
Beryl Bryden, British jazz singer
Beryl Goldwyn, British prima ballerina
Dame Beryl Grey, British prima ballerina
Beryl Maudling, British political wife
Beryl Reid, British actress and comedienne
Beryl de Zoete, British dancer, writer and orientalist
Beryl Mercer-Character actress during the 20's & 30's

Pop Culture References for the name Beryl

Mrs. Beryl Patmore, the cook in the TV series "Downton Abbey"
Mrs Beryl Muspratt, character in Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited" (1945); admiral's widow with three children, who marries Lord Brideshead
Mrs Beryl Tuke, landlady of a pub awaiting demolition in "Miss Gomez and the Brethren" (1971) by William Trevor
Beryl Hennessey, character from "The Liver Birds"
Beryl Ballard, a downstairs character in "Upstairs, Downstairs"
Queen Beryl, villain in the anime "Sailor Moon"
Beryl Grace, mother of Thalia and Jason Grace in the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus book series

Berry, Beryle, Berrie, Berrill, Beril, Berri, Berylla, Barry, Beryn