Meaning and name origin
Darrell \d(a)-rre-ll\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Darrell), is of Old English, Old French and English origin, and the meaning of Darrell is "open; from Airelle". Darrell is a variant of Darrel (Old English, Old French): comes from the Norman French word "d'Airelle", meaning "from Airelle". Also a variant of Darryl (English): variant of Darrel. See also Darence.
Darrell is a very popular first name for males (#165 out of 1220, Top 13%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#13088 out of 88799, Top 15%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Darrell for boys. Darrell reached its highest rank of #95 in the U.S. in 1950-1959 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Darrell and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dariel (#846), Darrell (#857), Derrell, Daryle, Darryl, Darrel and Daryl. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Darrell▼ is also pronounced similarly to Dorrel, Dorrell, Durell and Durrell. Other suggested similar baby names are Darcell, Darnell▼, Darvell, Farrell▼, Harrell and Jarrell. These names tend to be less commonly used than Darrell.