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pinWhat 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 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.

Kreatif forms: Dalrel, Dorel. [more]

pinHow 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)

Presented below is the baby name history 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 U.S. SSA Records)

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 history of the boy name Darrel and associated names. Prominent related forms of Darrel appearing in the Top 1000 are Dariel (#846 from current records), Darrell (#857), Darryl, Daryl, Daryle and Derrell. Other variants, like Derryl, are seldom used. These relations of Darrel were at the top of their popularity 5 decades ago (average #523) and have become much less conventional since (#957, down 91%), with versions such as Darrell becoming less in vogue.

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Daryle, Derrell in U.S.

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

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Darrel is alike in pronunciation to Doriel, Dorrel, Dorrell, Durell and Durrell. Other recommended similar baby 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, 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.