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What does Darnell mean?

Darnell Pronunciation of Darnell as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Darnell) is pronounced dar-NELL. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Darnell is "hidden nook". Place name and surname. It might also have been influenced by the male name Darrel, or by the darnel plant, a type of grass once regarded as an intoxicant.

ASSOCIATED WITH Dar-, -ll, old english, surname, plant (tree)


VARIANTS Darnae, Darnelle, Darnetta, Darnisha

OTHER FORMS VIA DARREL Darel, Darille, Darrell, Darrelle, Darrill, Darrille, Darryl, Darryll, Daryll, Derrill




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How popular is Darnell?

Darnell is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2343 out of 4276, Top 55%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#1859 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Darnell was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #1296 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darnell name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Darnell outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Daanelle, Danele, Danell, Danella, Danelle, Dannell, Dannelle, Danyell, Darcel, Darcell, Darcelle, Darelle, Dariele (see Daria), Darielle, Dawnelle, Denell, Donell, Donnell, Jahnell (see Johnella), Janell, Jaynell, Marell, Marinell, Marnell, Marvell, Parnella and Raynell. These names tend to be less frequently used than Darnell.

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