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What does Darrel mean?

Darrel \d(ar)-rel\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Darrel) is pronounced DARE-el. It is of Old English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Darrel is "open; from Airelle". Comes from the Norman French word "d'Airelle", meaning "from Airelle". A place name and surname that dates from at least the 11th century. Film producer Darryl Zanuck; baseball player Darryl Strawberry; musician Daryl Hall.


Variations

Darrel has 20 variants: Darel, Dariel, Dariell, Darral, Darrell, Darrill, Darrol, Darroll, Darry, Darryl, Darryll, Daryl, Derell, Derrall, Derrel, Derrell, Derril, Derrill, Deryl and Deryll.

Darrel has 3 more alternative forms via Darryl, Daryl: Daryle, Daryll and Derryl.

Darrel has 1 feminine form: Darnell.


Popularity

Darrel is a very prominent first name for males (#447 out of 1220, Top 37%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Darrel for boys. Darrel was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #270 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Darrel and associated names. Prominent related forms of Darrel appearing in the Top 1000 are Dariel (#846 the previous year), Darrell (#857), Darryl, Daryl, Daryle and Derrell. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1960-1969 and have become much less widespread since, with the versions Darrel, Darrell, Darryl and Daryl becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dariel, Darrel, Darrell, Darryl, Daryl, Daryle, Derrell in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Darrel is alike in pronunciation to Doriel, Dorrel, Dorrell and Durrell. Other recommended similar baby names are Darcel, Darnel, Darren, Farrel, Harrel, Jarrel and Karrel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Darrel.

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