What does Darnell mean?
Darnell \d(a)-rne-ll, dar-nell\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Darnell) is pronounced dar-NEL. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Darnell is "the hidden spot". Place name and surname.
For more information, see also the related boy name Larnell.
Darnell is a very prominent first name for men (#476 out of 1220, Top 39%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1859 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Darnell for boys. Darnell entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #321 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)