Meaning and Origin of: Perla

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Pearl; jewel

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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).