What does Darrell mean?
Darrell \d(a)-rre-ll\ as a name for boys (also used less regularly as girls' name Darrell) is of Old English, Old French and English derivation, and the meaning of the name Darrell is "open; from Airelle". Darrell is a variant of Darrel (Old English, Old French). Darrell is also a variant of Darryl (English). See also Darence.
Darrell▼ has 1 more related variation via Darrel, Darryl: Darry.
Darrell is a very prominent first name for males (#165 out of 1220, Top 13%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#13088 out of 88799, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Darrell for boys. Darrell was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #95 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is at #857 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent related forms of Darrell (#857 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000 are Dariel (#846 the previous year), Darrel, Darryl, Daryl, Daryle and Derrell. Usage of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1960-1969 and has become much lower since, with the versions Darrel, Darrell, Darryl and Daryl becoming less trendy. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Darrell and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Darrell▼ is 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.