Meaning and Origin of: Perl

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Pearl; jewel

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Perel.
  • German : habitational name from any of several places named Perl, Berel, or Berl.
  • German : metonymic occupational name for a jeweler, from Middle High German perle ‘pearl’.
  • German (Austria) : from a pet form of Bernhard.