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Meaning and name origin

Darnell \d(a)-rne-ll, dar-nell\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.


Darnell has 3 variant forms: Darnall, Darneil and Darnel.

For more information, see also the related boy name Larnell.


Darnell is a very popular first name for males (#476 out of 1220, Top 39%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1600 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Darnell for boys. Darnell reached its highest rank of #321 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Darnell name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Carnell, Danell, Darcell, Dariell, Darrell, Darvell, Farnell and Parnell. These names tend to be less commonly used than Darnell.