Meaning and name origin
Darel \d(a)-rel\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Darel), is of Old English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Darel is "open; from Airelle". Darel is a variant of Darrel (Old English, Old French): comes from the Norman French word "d'Airelle", meaning "from Airelle".
Darel is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Darel and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dariel (#846), Darrell (#857), Darrel, Derrell, Darryl and Daryl. (2014 statistics).
Darel is also pronounced similarly to Daryle, Daryll, Doriel, Dorrel and Durell. Other suggested similar baby names are Carel, Dael, Darcel, Darek, Daren, Darnel, Harel, Jarel and Karel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Darel.