What does Darrel mean?
Darrel [dar-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.
Darrel has 1 feminine form: Darnell.Creative forms:
(male) Dalrel, Davrel, ..
(female) Daral, .. Middle name pairings:
Darrel Braxten (D.B.), ..
How popular is Darrel?
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. Demographics)
Darrel was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #274 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Darrel appearing in the Top 2000 are Darel, Dariel (#857 from current records), Darrell (#936), Darry, Darryl (#1041), Darryll, Daryl (#1159), Daryle, Daryll, Derrel, Derrell, Derrill, Derryl and Deryl. These relations of Darrel were at the top of their popularity 6 decades ago (average #1065) and have become much less conventional since, with versions such as Darrell becoming less in vogue. Darrell is more familiar than the rest, though Dariel is now the preferred form.
Darrel▼ is alike in pronunciation to Doriel, Dorrel, Dorrell, Durell and Durrell. Other recommended names are Barren, Barret, Barrey, Carel, Carmel, Carrol▼, Carvel, Dael, Daniel▼, Dannel, Danyel, Darcel, Darek, Darien▼, Darneil, Darnel, Darnell▼, Darrah, Darran, Darrien, Darrin▼, Darriq, Darro, Darrold (see Darold), Darron, Darrow, Darryn, Darsey, Daviel, Derrek, Derren, Dorren, Farrel, Farren, Farrer, Ferrel, Garred, Garren, Garrey, Gavrel, Harel, Harrel, Harrell, Jarrel, Jarrell, Jarren, Jarret, Jarryl, Jerrel, Jorrel, Karel, Karmel, Karrel, Larren, Larrey, Marcel▲, Mardel, Markel, Martel, Marvel, Merrel, Morrel, Orrel, Parnel, Parrey, Sorrel, Tarren, Terrel, Tyrrel and Warren▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Darrel.