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Beryl

First Name
12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Beryl

"Beryl" is a name of English origin, and it means "Semi-precious stone". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ber"yl
A mineral of great hardness, and, when transparent, of much beauty. It occurs in hexagonal prisms, commonly of a green or bluish green color, but also yellow, pink, and white. It is a silicate of aluminum and beryllium. The aquamarine is a transparent, sea-green variety used as a gem. The emerald is another variety highly prized in jewelry, and distinguished by its deep color, which is probably due to the presence of a little oxide of chromium.

Etymology: F. béryl, OF. beril, L. beryllus, Gr. bh`ryllos, prob. fr. Skr. vaiḍūrya. Cf. Brilliant

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The chief source of beryllium; colored transparent varieties are valued as gems
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name derived from the gem beryl.

Notable Persons With the Name Beryl

Beryl Markham was a writer. Beryl was born on October 26th, 1902 in United Kingdom. She died on August 3rd, 1986.

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Beryl Reid was an actress and actor. She was most active from 1940 to 1994. Beryl was given the name Beryl Elizabeth Reid on June 17th, 1919 in Hereford, Herefordshire, England, UK. She breathed her last breath on October 15th, 1996.

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Beryl Vertue is a television producer.

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Beryl Burton was a cyclist. Beryl was born on May 12th, 1937 in Halton, Leeds, England. She breathed her last breath on May 5th, 1996.

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Beryl Cook was an artist. Beryl was given the name Beryl Francis Lansley on September 10th, 1926 in Egham. She passed away on May 28th, 2008.

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Beryl Grey is a ballet dancer/ballerina. Beryl was given the name Beryl Elizabeth Groom on June 11th, 1927 in Highgate, London, England, UK. Beryl is also known as Groom and Beryl Elizabeth (birthname).

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 11 11 0
1881 8 8 0
1882 11 11 0
1883 8 8 0
1884 14 14 0
1885 12 12 0
1886 16 16 0
1887 27 27 0
1888 19 19 0
1889 37 37 0
1890 37 32 5
1891 36 36 0
1892 43 37 6
1893 39 33 6
1894 34 29 5
1895 40 40 0
1896 45 45 0
1897 37 37 0
1898 51 46 5
1899 39 39 0
1900 59 59 0
1901 59 59 0
1902 67 59 8
1903 57 57 0
1904 80 73 7
1905 87 78 9
1906 82 70 12
1907 81 74 7
1908 97 88 9
1909 77 70 7
1910 99 91 8
1911 108 94 14
1912 197 149 48
1913 174 149 25
1914 221 180 41
1915 286 211 75
1916 271 213 58
1917 277 217 60
1918 337 268 69
1919 312 234 78
1920 379 311 68
1921 302 238 64
1922 295 234 61
1923 285 216 69
1924 296 219 77
1925 256 200 56
1926 276 228 48
1927 292 223 69
1928 258 207 51
1929 237 180 57
1930 251 197 54
1931 296 229 67
1932 261 198 63
1933 228 161 67
1934 204 146 58
1935 159 117 42
1936 175 138 37
1937 169 128 41
1938 155 122 33
1939 155 122 33
1940 162 130 32
1941 149 104 45
1942 146 116 30
1943 149 116 33
1944 159 112 47
1945 131 100 31
1946 134 106 28
1947 180 155 25
1948 204 169 35
1949 175 145 30
1950 174 145 29
1951 171 150 21
1952 136 119 17
1953 129 106 23
1954 115 108 7
1955 124 111 13
1956 119 106 13
1957 138 125 13
1958 91 76 15
1959 97 82 15
1960 77 63 14
1961 73 58 15
1962 69 53 16
1963 69 57 12
1964 72 62 10
1965 43 34 9
1966 38 29 9
1967 40 28 12
1968 27 17 10
1969 25 13 12
1970 15 10 5
1971 20 12 8
1972 17 17 0
1973 16 11 5
1974 13 13 0
1975 10 10 0
1976 13 13 0
1977 8 8 0
1978 9 9 0
1979 13 6 7
1980 8 8 0
1981 20 14 6
1982 13 13 0
1983 12 7 5
1984 15 15 0
1985 7 7 0
1986 9 9 0
1987 18 18 0
1989 19 14 5
1990 12 12 0
1991 11 11 0
1992 12 12 0
1993 9 9 0
1994 13 13 0
1995 12 12 0
1996 8 8 0
1997 6 6 0
1999 7 7 0
2000 11 11 0
2003 7 7 0
2004 7 7 0
2005 9 9 0
2007 7 7 0
2008 5 5 0
2010 10 10 0
2012 12 12 0
2013 10 10 0
2014 14 14 0
2015 9 9 0

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Popularity of Beryl as a first name

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Common last names for Beryl

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Clark
  • Harris
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Lewis
  • Martin
  • Wright

Fun Facts about the name Beryl

  • How Popular is the name Beryl? Beryl is the 2,160th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Beryl have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,383 babies born with the first name Beryl in the United States. That's more than enough people named Beryl to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Beryl? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Beryl first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Beryl is Thursday, May 7th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Beryl born? The highest recorded use of the first name Beryl was in 1920 with a total of 311 babies.
  • Random Beryl Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Beryl is not a popular baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1931.
  • Weird things about the name Beryl: Your name in reverse order is Lyreb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reybl. How do you pronounce that?

What Beryl's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Beryl mean?

Bis for bouquet, the flowers around you.

Eis for easy going, no ruffles here.

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Yis for yes, always open to new possibilities

Lis for lucky, who is more?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.