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Origin: Anglo Saxon
Meaning: Nobleman

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Earl

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Earl in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Earl:

  • Records indicate that 286,878 boys in the United States have been named Earl since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1921, when 6,741 people in the U.S. were given the name Earl. Those people are now 100 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Earl

    78% Approval Rating
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      7 Positive Comments

  • "I was named Earl after an uncle that was a P38 pilot in WW2 and was killed over South Africa. For that reason I joined the Army and served in Vietnam. I named my oldest son after me and I hope to see the name survive many more generations of my family." Nov. 1, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "A cool name reminds me of the "Duke of Earl" and the character of Earl Sinclair, the Dinosaur father on the Hit ABC TGIF comedy show "Dinosaurs" about the Family of Dinosaurs, and also Earl Grey tea, a special blend of tea , on Star Trek: The Next Generation Captain Jean-Luc Picard would order his Tea, "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot"" Jan. 1, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Best thing about having this name, is when somebody yells at you, they already feel better. Try it, yell 'EARL!'. Always makes me feel better." Mar. 30, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Earl was both the name of my dad and his uncle, my great uncle. They were both very honorable men and I always think of Earl in that context." May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its me again sexy Earl 45 year old Virgin and proud of it. I have a date tonight Rosy Palm and her five frinds she gonna break a brother off. Yeah boo yah yah. Shazam. I lost five pounds but I still way 500 Lb. I think I might try out for the Globetrotters. If u want a balla for a husband call me at 282-7975" Jan. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "this kid is a homotransvestite! he put down some lil 9 year olds number and that nine year old lives on someone lawn! he lives in a box. he lives in detroit u gotta give this kid credit" Jan. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name that is my name. It is so sexy. like me. I am a 45 year old virgin who ways 410 Lb. if you think thats sexy call this number 282-7975" Jan. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "I was named Earl in memory of an uncle who did me the great disservice of getting himself killed a few years before my birth. I would never name a boy Earl. Has too many bad connotations, and brings to mind a Bubba stereotype." Feb. 23, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "too old, its actuall my name. I was name after my Grandfather who was born around turn of the century. The last time it was popular. name might change more in popularity due to telivision show "My name is Earl"" May. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Neutral Comment

  • "Was popular in the United States 100 years ago but it appears to be close to dropping out of the American top 1,000. Will the hit show 'My Name Is Earl' bring it back to popularity, or will the name still be ignored for some time yet? Decide for yourself!" May. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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