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Earl

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Pledge, Nobleman
  • #245 All Time
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How popular is the name "Earl" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 335 0 335 #52 boy name
1881 319 5 314 #48 boy name
1882 377 0 377 #49 boy name
1883 389 0 389 #42 boy name
1884 464 0 464 #40 boy name
1885 481 0 481 #36 boy name
1886 578 8 570 #31 boy name
1887 537 0 537 #32 boy name
1888 675 0 675 #30 boy name
1889 688 0 688 #28 boy name
1890 744 0 744 #24 boy name
1891 684 10 674 #25 boy name
1892 902 14 888 #21 boy name
1893 831 12 819 #21 boy name
1894 905 9 896 #20 boy name
1895 862 10 852 #22 boy name
1896 905 13 892 #21 boy name
1897 840 11 829 #24 boy name
1898 890 7 883 #25 boy name
1899 827 6 821 #23 boy name
1900 1,049 12 1,037 #28 boy name
1901 832 14 818 #23 boy name
1902 888 11 877 #27 boy name
1903 846 9 837 #27 boy name
1904 868 14 854 #29 boy name
1905 920 16 904 #29 boy name
1906 922 10 912 #29 boy name
1907 1,022 16 1,006 #28 boy name
1908 1,013 14 999 #32 boy name
1909 1,027 20 1,007 #31 boy name
1910 1,117 8 1,109 #33 boy name
1911 1,317 12 1,305 #34 boy name
1912 2,539 21 2,518 #34 boy name
1913 3,133 23 3,110 #31 boy name
1914 3,875 33 3,842 #33 boy name
1915 4,935 27 4,908 #33 boy name
1916 5,583 30 5,553 #32 boy name
1917 5,678 46 5,632 #32 boy name
1918 6,366 43 6,323 #31 boy name
1919 6,018 41 5,977 #31 boy name
1920 6,580 52 6,528 #31 boy name
1921 6,797 43 6,754 #31 boy name
1922 6,513 52 6,461 #31 boy name
1923 6,375 34 6,341 #31 boy name
1924 6,580 56 6,524 #33 boy name
1925 6,499 65 6,434 #31 boy name
1926 6,500 57 6,443 #32 boy name
1927 6,460 55 6,405 #33 boy name
1928 6,037 71 5,966 #37 boy name
1929 5,803 66 5,737 #36 boy name
1930 5,634 73 5,561 #38 boy name
1931 5,097 55 5,042 #40 boy name
1932 4,862 42 4,820 #41 boy name
1933 4,406 33 4,373 #41 boy name
1934 4,672 45 4,627 #41 boy name
1935 4,262 46 4,216 #46 boy name
1936 4,137 30 4,107 #47 boy name
1937 3,967 24 3,943 #48 boy name
1938 4,035 27 4,008 #50 boy name
1939 3,916 26 3,890 #50 boy name
1940 3,965 23 3,942 #52 boy name
1941 3,835 30 3,805 #58 boy name
1942 4,077 33 4,044 #62 boy name
1943 4,212 28 4,184 #60 boy name
1944 3,901 26 3,875 #65 boy name
1945 3,591 25 3,566 #71 boy name
1946 3,846 16 3,830 #82 boy name
1947 4,263 20 4,243 #83 boy name
1948 3,998 21 3,977 #83 boy name
1949 3,669 16 3,653 #91 boy name
1950 3,607 17 3,590 #92 boy name
1951 3,581 18 3,563 #95 boy name
1952 3,481 18 3,463 #98 boy name
1953 3,442 19 3,423 #96 boy name
1954 3,444 22 3,422 #98 boy name
1955 3,271 19 3,252
1956 3,318 16 3,302
1957 3,148 15 3,133
1958 2,812 18 2,794
1959 2,702 19 2,683
1960 2,580 16 2,564
1961 2,540 17 2,523
1962 2,318 14 2,304
1963 2,179 21 2,158
1964 2,211 16 2,195
1965 1,962 13 1,949
1966 1,770 19 1,751
1967 1,661 9 1,652
1968 1,665 13 1,652
1969 1,641 17 1,624
1970 1,644 15 1,629
1971 1,514 11 1,503
1972 1,269 17 1,252
1973 1,172 15 1,157
1974 1,085 7 1,078
1975 1,037 14 1,023
1976 954 13 941
1977 1,013 10 1,003
1978 938 10 928
1979 909 16 893
1980 910 11 899
1981 872 9 863
1982 891 8 883
1983 776 8 768
1984 791 9 782
1985 691 0 691
1986 658 7 651
1987 632 12 620
1988 640 5 635
1989 602 0 602
1990 570 0 570
1991 539 0 539
1992 474 0 474
1993 448 0 448
1994 381 0 381
1995 321 0 321
1996 319 0 319
1997 278 0 278
1998 309 0 309
1999 269 0 269
2000 245 0 245
2001 230 0 230
2002 201 0 201
2003 199 0 199
2004 178 0 178
2005 183 0 183
2006 186 0 186
2007 170 0 170
2008 170 0 170
2009 139 0 139
2010 115 0 115
2011 115 0 115
2012 123 0 123
2013 98 0 98
2014 103 0 103

Want to know about the populiarty of Earl? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 290,364 babies born with the name Earl in the United States. That's more than enough Earls to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 335 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Earl" was in 1921 with a total of 6,754 babies. (That's a lot of baby Earls)

According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Earl" ranks #36 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 107 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1941. Across the entire United States a total of 3,835 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Earl popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Earl" mean? The list below shows the origins of Earl as well as things modernly associated with the name Earl such as celebrities named Earl.

English

Origin and Meaning of Earl

The name "Earl" is of English origin, and it means "Pledge, Nobleman". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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Earl Campbell

Earl Campbell is a NFL player. Earl was born in 1955 in Tyler, Texas.

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Earl Hindman

Earl Hindman is a film and television actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1968 to 2003. Earl was born in 1942 as Earl John Hindman in Bisbee, Arizona, U.S.

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Earl Boen

Earl Boen is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1965 to present. Earl was born in 1945 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Earl Monroe

Earl Monroe is a basketball biography. Earl was born in 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Earl Weaver

Earl Weaver is a MLB player. Earl was born in 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Alternative Meanings

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

L is for lucky, who is more?

Your name in reverse order is "Lrae". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Elar". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Earl born Feb 9, 1938

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Korea approximately on 750. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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