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  1. (US) A female given name derived from Earl.
    • 2001 George Singleton, These People Are Us: Short Stories, River CityPress, 2001, ISBN 1880216949, page 27
      He reached into the wallet he kept chained to his bell loop and pulled out two hundred 1-dollar bills. He said, "My given name's Earl. Earl for a boy, Earline for a girl." I don't know why I said okay, but I did.