What does Darryl mean?
Darryl [dar-ryl] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Darryl) is pronounced DARE-ul. It is of English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Darryl is "open; from Airelle". Variant of Darrel. Daryl is occasionally used for girls. Film producer Darryl Zanuck; baseball player Darryl Strawberry; musician Daryl Hall.
Related boy name: Dorran.
Darryl has 1 feminine form: Daryl.Creative forms:
(male) Darryld, Dryl, ..
(female) Darrylia, Darrylla, .. Middle name pairings:
Darryl Mitchell (D.M.), ..
How popular is Darryl?
Darryl is a very popular first name for males (#232 out of 1220, Top 19%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name statistics of Darryl for boys. Darryl entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #94 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #1041 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Darel, Dariel (#857 from current records), Darrel, Darrell (#936), Darry, Darryll, Daryl (#1159), Daryle, Daryll, Derrel, Derrell, Derrill, Derryl and Deryl are the popular varying forms of Darryl (#1041 from current records). Other forms, like Derell, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Darryl was more pronounced among parents 6 decades ago (usage of 0.53%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.04%, ▼91.7%), with versions such as Darrell becoming less trendy. Darrell is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Dariel is now the more favored form.
Darryl▼ is pronounced similarly to Doriel, Dorrel, Dorrell, Durell and Durrell. Other recommended names are Barry▼, Carrol▼, Caryl, Darby, Darcel, Darcy, Darnel, Darrah, Darran, Darren▼, Darrin▼, Darriq, Darro, Darrold (see Darold), Darron, Darrow, Darryan, Darryen, Darryn, Darsy, Darwyn, Daryn, Derry, Derryk, Erryl, Farrel, Farryll, Ferryl, Garry▼, Garryk (see Garrick), Harrel, Harry▼, Jarrel, Jarryd, Jarryl, Jaryl, Jerryl, Karrel, Larry▼, Parry, Tarryn and Terryl. These names tend to be less commonly used than Darryl.