Burl (given name)

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Burl is the given name of:

  • Burl Barer (born 1947), American author and literary historian best known for his work on the character of Simon Templar, aka "the Saint"
  • Burl Cain, warden of Louisiana State Penitentiary (also known as Angola)
  • Burl Jaybird Coleman (1896-1950), American country blues harmonica player, guitarist and singer
  • Burl Ives (1909-1995), American actor, folk music singer and writer
  • Burl Osborne (c. 1937–2012), American reporter and publisher
  • Burl Plunkett (1933–2008), former women's basketball coach at the University of Oklahoma
  • Burl S. Watson (1893-1975), American businessman