The name Burl is a boy's name of English origin meaning "butler". Burl and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names for Girls and Boys 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.