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What does Darnel mean?

Darnel Pronunciation of Darnel as a boys' name is an Old English name, and Darnel means "the hidden spot". Darnel is a variant form of Darnell (Old English): place name and surname.

ASSOCIATED WITH Dar-, -el, old english


VARIANTS Darneil, Darnall



Darnel Richard (D.R.), ..

How popular is Darnel?

Darnel is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#114852 out of 150436, Top 76%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Darnell (#1219 IN RECENT RANKINGS) is the only popular alternative form of Darnel (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000. This relation of Darnel was favored by parents 35 years ago (#325) and has become significantly less popular since (#1219, 77.1%), with Darnell becoming less in vogue. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Darnel and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Arnel, Barnes, Barnet, Barney, Bartel, Burnel (see Burnell), Carel, Carmel, Carne, Carnell, Carney, Carvel, Cornel, Dabnee (see Dabney), Dabney, Dael, Daine, Danal, Dane, Daneal, Danek, Danell, Daniel, Danil, Dannel, Dantel, Danyel, Darbey, Darcel, Darcell, Darcey, Darek, Darel, Daren, Dariel, Dariell, Darien, Darnley, Darral, Darrel, Darrell, Darren, Darrol, Darryl, Darsey, Darvell, Daryl, Daryll, Daviel, Dayne, Derrel, Donnel, Doriel, Dorrel, Farnell, Farrel, Garner, Garnet, Harel, Harrel, Jarel, Jarrel, Karel, Karmel, Karney, Karrel, Kornel, Larnell, Marcel, Mardel, Markel, Martel, Marvel, Parnell and Warner. These names tend to be more commonly used than Darnel.

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