Beryl Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Beryl:
Derived from beryl (a type of pale green gem-stone which includes emeralds and aquamarine). Beryl is derived from the Greek bēryllos (sea-green gem), which is from the Prakrit veruliya or the Davidian veluriya (from the city of Vēlūr).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Beryl Markham (1902-1986), resident of Kenya, aviatrix, horse trainer, friend of Karen Blixen, and author of "West With the Night"
Beryl Cook, English artist
Beryl Bainbridge, English novelist
Beryl Goldwyn, English ballet dancer
Beryl Bryden, English jazz singer
Beryl Beaurepaire, Australian politician and feminist
Beryl Bender Birch, yoga innovator who introduced "Power Yoga" to the US
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Hugh Laurie (from House) dressed in drag as "little Beryl" in the 4th season of the BBC's production of P.G. Wodehouse's stories about "Jeeves and Wooster."
Beryl Grace, Jason and Thalia's mother in the "Percy Jackson" series.