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Pearl

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How popular is the baby name Pearl in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 631 569 62 #47 girl name
1881 693 641 52 #38 girl name
1882 882 824 58 #33 girl name
1883 943 886 57 #29 girl name
1884 1,200 1,138 62 #25 girl name
1885 1,203 1,146 57 #26 girl name
1886 1,277 1,204 73 #29 girl name
1887 1,380 1,316 64 #25 girl name
1888 1,660 1,591 69 #26 girl name
1889 1,638 1,588 50 #24 girl name
1890 1,789 1,741 48 #24 girl name
1891 1,636 1,605 31 #27 girl name
1892 1,870 1,831 39 #26 girl name
1893 1,858 1,796 62 #26 girl name
1894 1,844 1,789 55 #28 girl name
1895 2,003 1,958 45 #26 girl name
1896 2,138 2,101 37 #25 girl name
1897 2,120 2,076 44 #25 girl name
1898 2,197 2,158 39 #26 girl name
1899 2,028 1,999 29 #27 girl name
1900 2,553 2,512 41 #24 girl name
1901 1,904 1,866 38 #31 girl name
1902 2,135 2,100 35 #28 girl name
1903 2,082 2,046 36 #27 girl name
1904 2,045 2,015 30 #30 girl name
1905 2,137 2,108 29 #31 girl name
1906 2,069 2,035 34 #35 girl name
1907 2,145 2,108 37 #35 girl name
1908 2,112 2,076 36 #39 girl name
1909 2,089 2,048 41 #40 girl name
1910 2,200 2,177 23 #39 girl name
1911 2,108 2,075 33 #48 girl name
1912 2,581 2,528 53 #54 girl name
1913 2,826 2,756 70 #55 girl name
1914 3,280 3,223 57 #56 girl name
1915 4,073 3,976 97 #56 girl name
1916 4,143 4,073 70 #57 girl name
1917 4,316 4,232 84 #57 girl name
1918 4,622 4,521 101 #56 girl name
1919 4,371 4,273 98 #56 girl name
1920 4,295 4,204 91 #62 girl name
1921 4,261 4,175 86 #65 girl name
1922 3,926 3,848 78 #71 girl name
1923 3,627 3,544 83 #78 girl name
1924 3,720 3,635 85 #78 girl name
1925 3,279 3,211 68 #90 girl name
1926 2,971 2,900 71 #95 girl name
1927 2,797 2,717 80
1928 2,446 2,365 81
1929 2,247 2,174 73
1930 2,135 2,068 67
1931 1,713 1,648 65
1932 1,663 1,618 45
1933 1,434 1,384 50
1934 1,376 1,338 38
1935 1,239 1,188 51
1936 1,159 1,119 40
1937 1,069 1,024 45
1938 1,048 1,004 44
1939 952 902 50
1940 937 908 29
1941 855 835 20
1942 1,134 1,092 42
1943 921 878 43
1944 786 757 29
1945 681 654 27
1946 700 678 22
1947 744 713 31
1948 709 690 19
1949 595 575 20
1950 607 589 18
1951 540 530 10
1952 529 518 11
1953 531 513 18
1954 509 494 15
1955 491 463 28
1956 483 468 15
1957 460 442 18
1958 405 392 13
1959 358 347 11
1960 377 370 7
1961 357 347 10
1962 363 363 0
1963 292 285 7
1964 295 285 10
1965 267 259 8
1966 207 195 12
1967 185 176 9
1968 172 172 0
1969 148 143 5
1970 161 161 0
1971 172 163 9
1972 174 168 6
1973 149 143 6
1974 148 148 0
1975 148 148 0
1976 149 143 6
1977 130 123 7
1978 132 132 0
1979 143 143 0
1980 174 168 6
1981 183 183 0
1982 190 190 0
1983 175 170 5
1984 169 169 0
1985 165 165 0
1986 162 162 0
1987 141 141 0
1988 148 148 0
1989 140 140 0
1990 130 130 0
1991 142 142 0
1992 157 157 0
1993 156 156 0
1994 123 123 0
1995 158 158 0
1996 175 175 0
1997 138 138 0
1998 164 164 0
1999 162 162 0
2000 200 200 0
2001 208 208 0
2002 198 198 0
2003 203 203 0
2004 196 196 0
2005 190 190 0
2006 243 243 0
2007 269 269 0
2008 258 258 0
2009 269 269 0
2010 267 267 0
2011 335 335 0
2012 368 368 0
2013 423 423 0
2014 453 453 0
2015 451 451 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Pearl baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 158,965 babies born with the name Pearl in the United States. That's more than enough Pearls to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 631 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Pearl" was in 1918 with a total of 4,521 babies. (That's a lot of baby Pearls)

According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Pearl" ranks #79 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 6 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1928. Across the entire United States a total of 2,446 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 Pearl popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Pearl

The name "Pearl" is of English origin, and it means "Pearl, Small Bead". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. Buck is a writer and teacher. Pearl was born in 1892 as Pearl Sydenstricker in Hillsboro, West Virginia, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Pearl

Pearl Dive
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor Movie
Pearl Izumi
Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam Black
Pearl Jam Tour
Pearl Necklace
Pearl Steven Universe

Alternative Meanings

P is for peer, you have few equals.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

R is for realist, the way you are.

L is for luster, your shine.

Your name in reverse order is "Lraep". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lraep". 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 Pearl born Aug 15, 1942

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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 Southern Africa approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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