Name: Earl

Origin and Meaning of the Name Earl

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    This title from Old English 'eorl', meaning nobleman, was often used as a nickname for a servant employed in a noble household.

    Famous bearers include acclaimed actor James Earl Jones, 39th American President James Earl Carter, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the US and chairman of the Warren Commission Earl Warren and country rocker Earl Scruggs.

    "My Name is Earl" is a popular television series starring Jason Lee.

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