What does Darel mean?
Darel \d(a)-rel\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Darel). Darel's name origins are Old English and Old French, and the meaning of the name Darel is "open; from Airelle". Darel is a form of Darrel (Old English, Old French).
Darel has 1 more alternative form via Darrel: Darry.
Darel is a rare given name for males. Darel is an equally rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Darel and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Darel (#unlisted) are Dariel (#846 last year), Darrell (#857), Derrell, Daryl, Darryl and Darrel. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5557%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.0495%, down 91.1%), with the versions Darrell, Darryl, Darrel and Daryl becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Darel is alike in pronunciation to Daryle, Daryll, Doriel, Dorrel and Durell. Other recommended similar baby names are Carel, Dael, Darcel, Darek, Daren▼, Darnel, Harel, Jarel and Karel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Darel.