Girl name origins & meanings
- Latin : Pearl; jewel
Girl name variations
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).