Pearly

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pearly

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Pearl"y
Senses
  1. Containing pearls; abounding with, or yielding, pearls; as, pearly shells.
  2. Resembling pearl or pearls; clear; pure; transparent; iridescent; as, the pearly dew or flood.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Informal terms for a human `tooth'
  2. Of a white the color of pearls
Wiktionary

pearl +‎ -y

  1. (uncountable, uncommon, dated) A pale greyish white colour, tinted with blue.
  2. (countable, Britain, especially in plural) tooth

Notable Persons Named Pearly

Pearly Gates is a dance-pop and soul music singing. She plays Vocals. She was most prominent from 1960 to present. Pearly was given the name Viola Billups on July 4th, 1946.

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Pearly Black is a singing. She plays Guitar and Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Pearly was born in 1967.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 8 8 0
1887 5 5 0
1888 7 7 0
1890 6 6 0
1891 5 5 0
1892 5 5 0
1893 5 5 0
1894 7 7 0
1896 9 9 0
1897 11 11 0
1898 6 6 0
1899 6 6 0
1900 12 12 0
1901 9 9 0
1903 10 10 0
1904 14 14 0
1905 5 5 0
1906 8 8 0
1907 14 14 0
1908 11 11 0
1909 10 10 0
1910 16 16 0
1911 9 9 0
1912 21 15 6
1913 24 24 0
1914 20 14 6
1915 18 18 0
1916 19 19 0
1917 33 25 8
1918 37 28 9
1919 38 31 7
1920 41 31 10
1921 46 37 9
1922 46 36 10
1923 32 25 7
1924 61 53 8
1925 52 46 6
1926 47 37 10
1927 38 31 7
1928 43 37 6
1929 44 33 11
1930 30 30 0
1931 30 24 6
1932 48 39 9
1933 28 28 0
1934 46 41 5
1935 31 26 5
1936 38 38 0
1937 46 41 5
1938 36 29 7
1939 40 40 0
1940 29 29 0
1941 51 41 10
1942 34 34 0
1943 27 27 0
1944 38 38 0
1945 24 24 0
1946 39 34 5
1947 30 30 0
1948 30 30 0
1949 37 31 6
1950 23 23 0
1951 34 29 5
1952 33 24 9
1953 12 12 0
1954 21 21 0
1955 20 15 5
1956 23 23 0
1957 18 12 6
1958 20 20 0
1959 18 18 0
1960 12 12 0
1961 7 7 0
1962 13 8 5
1964 13 13 0
1965 5 5 0
1966 5 5 0
1968 5 5 0
1973 7 7 0
1980 5 5 0
2013 8 8 0
2017 7 7 0

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Popularity of Pearly as a first name

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Common last names for Pearly

  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Carter
  • Clark
  • Brown

Fun Facts about the name Pearly

  • How Popular is the name Pearly? Pearly is the 7,065th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Pearly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,879 babies born with the first name Pearly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Pearly to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pearly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Pearly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pearly is Friday, April 11th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Pearly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pearly was in 1924 with a total of 53 babies.
  • Random Pearly Factoid: According to the 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Pearly is not a popular baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1943.
  • Weird things about the name Pearly: Your name in reverse order is Ylraep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lpyera. How do you pronounce that?

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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.