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Meaning and Origin of: Perla

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Pearl; jewel

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Spanish : from perla ‘pearl’, possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name for a trader in pearls, which in the Middle Ages were fashionable among the rich for the ornamentation of clothes.
  • Italian : generally, from the female personal name Perla, meaning ‘pearl’(from Late Latin Pern(u)la (‘little pearl’), whence Italian perla ‘pearl’), but in some cases possibly a metonymic occupational name (see 1 above).