The name Burl is a boy's name of English origin meaning "butler". Burl and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".
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.