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Meaning and name origin

Darryl \d(a)-rr-yl\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Darryl), is pronounced DARE-ul. It is of English origin. Variant of Darrel. Daryl is occasionally used for girls. Film producer Darryl Zanuck; baseball player Darryl Strawberry; musician Daryl Hall.


Darryl has 7 variant forms: Darrel, Darrell, Darryll, Daryl, Daryle, Daryll and Derryl.

For more information, see also the related boy name Dorran.

There is 1 feminine form of Darryl: Daryl.


Darryl is a very popular first name for males (#232 out of 1220, Top 19%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Darryl for boys. Darryl reached its highest rank of #96 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Darryl name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Darryl and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Darrell (#857), Daryle, Daryl, Darryl and Darrel. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Darryl is also pronounced similarly to Darel, Dariel, Darral, Darrill, Darrol, Darroll, Derrel, Derril, Deryl and Dorrel. Other suggested similar baby names are Darry, Darryn and Jarryl. These names tend to be less commonly used than Darryl.