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Gender: Female Pronunciation: PEARL-ah Origin of Perla: Spanish variation of Pearl Meaning of Pearl: Latin gem name, "pearl" Perla's Popularity in 2017: #794

The name Perla is a girl's name of Spanish origin. Perla is ranked #794 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names with a Twist and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Consistently popular Latina gem name; good choice for those who can't shake Pearl's grandmotherly vibe.

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Famous People Named Perla

Perla Bautista, Filipina actress
Perla Judith Beltrán (Acosta), Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2008
Perla Haney-Jardine, American actress
Perla (born Ermelinda Pedroso Rodríguez D'Almeida) Paraguayan-Brazilian singer
Perla Batalla, American singer-songwriter
Perla Theresa Adea, Filipina actress

Pop Culture References for the name Perla

Perla Santiago, main character in"Perla," Mexican telenovela


indiefendi2 Says:


being that Isabella is more popular with non-Hispanic girls than Hispanic ones, I'm sure a baby Perla would be just fine too.

danirose01 Says:


Well Perla is also "pearl" in Italian. So it's not exclusively Spanish. Maybe if you spelt it Pearla it wouldn't seem so.

Skittlewiddles Says:


Can this name be used on a child who is not Hispanic? This is such a beautiful name but I wonder if others will expect her to be Spanish when her heritage simply isn't. This question also spans out to other Latin or Greek names that are more often given to one culture than other.

fuzzycub Says:


Pretty. Perlie and Pearl make cute nicknames.