Of Latin origin.

From the English word “pearl”, deriving from the Latin “perla”.

Pearl is the crystalline form of calcium carbonate with is formed into some living shelled mollusks.

Pearl has been used as a given name in the English speaking countries since the 19th century.

It is the birthstone of the month June, associated with health and wealth.

Variants of the name are: Perl, Pearly, Perlina, Perlie.

Famous bearers are Pearl Lowe, Pearl Aday, Pearl Bailey.