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Gender: Male Origin of Earl: English aristocratic title

The name Earl is a boy's name of English origin. Earl and is often added to lists like Old People Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Spelling Bee Name Game".

From the experts:

It may have a noble ranking, but Earl is likely these days to be either wearing overalls or hunched over his desk crunching numbers with an adding machine.

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Famous People Named Earl

Earl Warren, U.S. Supreme Court justice and governor of California
Earl Kemp Long, American politician, governor of Louisiana
Earl Joseph Watson, American professional basketballer
Earl Simmons aka DMX, American rapper
Earl Eugene Scruggs, American bluegrass musician
Earl William Hebner, American pro wrestling referee
Earl W. Bascom, American painter
Earl "Curly" Lambeau, American founder of the Green Bay Packers NFL team
Earl Woods, father of golfer Tiger Woods
James Earl Jones, American actor
Wentworth Earl Miller, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Earl

"Goodbye Earl," song by The Dixie Chicks
Earl Hickey, main character on TV's "My Name Is Earl"
Earl Sneed Sinclair, character on TV's "Dinosaurs"
Earl Kinsella, character on TV's "Hart of Dixie"
Earl McKeever, character on TV's "American Gothic"
Earl, nickname of a car on TV's "MythBusters"
Earl Bassett, character in movie "Tremors"
"Big" Earl, character in video game series ToeJam & Earl
Earl, character in animated series "Rocko's Modern Life"
Earl Harlan, character in Welcome to Night Vale
Earl of Grantham from the TV show Downton Abbey

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