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Gender: Male Meaning of Burl: "butler" Origin of Burl: English

The name Burl is a boy's name of English origin meaning "butler". Burl and is often added to user-created lists like Unusual and On-Trend and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

This name has a nicely fragrant woodsy feel, bringing it into the nature-tree name category. Its only well known bearer, folk singer and Oscar-winning actor Burl Ives, had the full birth certificate name of Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives--nothing compared to his two siblings named Argola and Lillburn.

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Famous People Named Burl

Burl Ives, American actor, writer, and folk music singer

Pop Culture References for the name Burl

Little Burl, character in the book "Christy" by Catherine Marshall