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

The name Beryl is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "sea-green jewel". Beryl and is often added to lists like Jewel and Gemstone Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- GIRLS".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Beryl

Beryl Margaret Bainbridge, English novelist
Beryl Markham, English aviatrix
Beryl Audley Bryden, English jazz singer
Beryl Burton, English cyclist
Béryl Émilie Paulette Gastaldello, French Olympic Swimmer
Beryl Goldwyn, English prima ballerina
Beryl Elizabeth Grey, English prima ballerina
Beryl Laverick Maulding, English actress; wife of politician Reginald Maulding
Beryl Elizabeth Reid, English actress and comedienne
Beryl Drusilla de Zoete, English dancer, writer and orientalist
Beryl Mercer, British-American actress
Beryl Ingham, English actress; wife of actor George Formby
Beryl Eugenia McBurnie, Trinidadian dancer
Beryl Marsden, British R&B singer
Beryl Booker, American pianist
Beryl Cook, English painter and OBE
Beryl Alaine Howell, U.S. federal judge

Pop Culture References for the name Beryl

"the colour of a beryl" mentioned in Ezekiel 1:16
Beryl Stapleton, character in The Hound of the Baskervilles
Beryl Patmore, the cook on TV's "Downton Abbey"
Beryl Muspratt, character in Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited" (1945); admiral's widow with three children, who marries Lord Brideshead
Beryl Tuke, landlady of a pub awaiting demolition in "Miss Gomez and the Brethren" (1971) by William Trevor
Beryl Hennessey, character on British TV series "The Liver Birds"
Beryl Ballard, a downstairs character on British TV series "Upstairs, Downstairs"
Queen Beryl, villain in the anime "Sailor Moon"
Beryl Grace, mother of Thalia and Jason Grace in "The Heroes of Olympus" and "Percy Jackson" book series
Beryl the Peril, character in British Topper comics
Beryl, emu character in Australian animated film "Blinky Bill the Movie"

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