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Meaning and name origin

Darrel \d(ar)-rel\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.

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

There is 1 feminine form of Darrel: Darnell.

Darrel is also pronounced similarly to Daryll, Derryl, Doriel, Dorrel, Dorrell and Durrell. Other suggested similar baby names are Darcel, Darnel, Darren, Farrel, Harrel, Jarrel and Karrel.


Darrel is a very popular first name for males (#447 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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