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Earl

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How popular is the baby 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 #49 boy name
1882 377 0 377 #49 boy name
1883 389 0 389 #42 boy name
1884 464 0 464 #41 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 #29 boy name
1889 688 0 688 #28 boy name
1890 744 0 744 #25 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 861 10 851 #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 6,365 43 6,322 #31 boy name
1919 6,018 41 5,977 #31 boy name
1920 6,581 52 6,529 #31 boy name
1921 6,797 43 6,754 #31 boy name
1922 6,513 52 6,461 #31 boy name
1923 6,373 34 6,339 #31 boy name
1924 6,581 56 6,525 #33 boy name
1925 6,500 65 6,435 #31 boy name
1926 6,501 57 6,444 #32 boy name
1927 6,458 55 6,403 #33 boy name
1928 6,041 71 5,970 #37 boy name
1929 5,804 66 5,738 #36 boy name
1930 5,634 73 5,561 #38 boy name
1931 5,095 55 5,040 #40 boy name
1932 4,863 42 4,821 #41 boy name
1933 4,407 33 4,374 #41 boy name
1934 4,673 45 4,628 #41 boy name
1935 4,262 46 4,216 #46 boy name
1936 4,137 30 4,107 #47 boy name
1937 3,968 24 3,944 #48 boy name
1938 4,034 27 4,007 #50 boy name
1939 3,917 26 3,891 #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 4,213 28 4,185 #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 4,262 20 4,242 #83 boy name
1948 3,999 21 3,978 #83 boy name
1949 3,669 16 3,653 #91 boy name
1950 3,610 17 3,593 #92 boy name
1951 3,583 17 3,566 #95 boy name
1952 3,475 18 3,457 #98 boy name
1953 3,451 19 3,432 #96 boy name
1954 3,440 22 3,418 #98 boy name
1955 3,272 19 3,253
1956 3,317 16 3,301
1957 3,151 16 3,135
1958 2,812 18 2,794
1959 2,704 19 2,685
1960 2,581 16 2,565
1961 2,540 17 2,523
1962 2,318 14 2,304
1963 2,178 21 2,157
1964 2,212 16 2,196
1965 1,961 13 1,948
1966 1,771 19 1,752
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 1,515 11 1,504
1972 1,268 17 1,251
1973 1,172 15 1,157
1974 1,086 7 1,079
1975 1,037 14 1,023
1976 954 13 941
1977 1,013 10 1,003
1978 937 10 927
1979 909 16 893
1980 911 11 900
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 187 0 187
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 104 0 104
2015 128 0 128

Want to know about the popularity of the Earl baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 290,511 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 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Earl" ranks #76 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 6 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1911. Across the entire United States a total of 1,317 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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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.

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.

Earl Campbell

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

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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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E-40

E-40 is a rapper with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. E-40 was born in 1967 as Earl Stevens in Vallejo, California, United States.

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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Earl

Earl Blumenauer
Earl Of Sandwich
Earl Sweatshirt
Earl Grey Tea
Earl Thomas
Earl Warren
Earl Hayes

Alternative Meanings

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

L is for life, that you live so well.

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

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Past life for Earl born May 14, 1982

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 1700. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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