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What does Darrell mean?

Darrell Pronunciation of Darrell [dar-rell] as a name for boys (also used less regularly as girls' name Darrell). The meaning of the name Darrell is "open; from Airelle". Darrell is a variant form of Darrel (Old English, Old French). Darrell is also a variant of Darryl (English, Old French). See also Darence.


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

1 more relation via Darrel, Darryl: Darry.

Creative forms:
(male) Dorell, Dyrell, ..

(female) Daral, Daril, ..

Middle name pairings:
Darrell Konrad (D.K.), ..

How popular is Darrell?

Darrell is a very prominent first name for males (#165 out of 1220, Top 13%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#17710 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Darrell reached its apex position of #95 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is at #936 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darrell name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Darrell (#936 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000 are Darel, Dariel (#857 the previous year), Darrel, Darry, Darryl (#1041), Darryll, Daryl (#1159), Daryle, Daryll, Derrel, Derrell, Derrill, Derryl and Deryl. Usage of these forms of Darrell was at its peak during the years 1960-1969 (average #1065) and has become much lower since (#1732, 91.7%), with versions like Darryl becoming less trendy. Dariel is the most trendy boy name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darrell, Darel, Dariel, Darrel, Darry in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darryl, Darryll, Daryl, Daryle, Daryll in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derrel, Derrell, Derrill, Derryl, Deryl in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Darrell is pronounced similarly to Derelle, Doriel, Dorrel, Dorrell, Durell and Durrell. Other suggested similar names are Burrell, Cardell, Carnell, Carroll, Cartrell, Carvell, Danell, Dantrell, Darcel, Darcell, Darnall, Darneil, Darnel, Darnell, Darren, Darrold (see Darold), Darvell, Farnell, Farrel, Farrell, Farrill, Farryll, Ferrell, Gardell, Gerrell, Gorrell, Harrel, Harrell, Harwell, Jarell, Jarrall (see Jarrell), Jarrel, Jarrell, Jarvell, Jerrell, Jorrell, Karrel, Larell, Larnell, Latrell, Marcell, Markell, Martell, Marvell, Marzell, Maurell, Merrell, Morrell, Parnell, Parrnell, Sorrell, Tarrall (see Terrell), Terrell, Tirrell, Tyrrell, Verrell and Wardell. These names tend to be less commonly used than Darrell.