What does Daryl mean?
Daryl [daryl] as a name for boys (also used less widely as girls' name Daryl). The meaning of the name Daryl is "open; from Airelle". Daryl is a variant form of Darrel (Old English, Old French). Daryl is also a variant of Darryl (English, Old French). See also Darold and Darvin.
Daryl has 1 more different relation via Darrel, Darryl: Darry.
Daryl has 1 feminine form: Daria.Creative forms:
(male) Dary, Duryl, ..
(female) Dary, Daryli, .. Middle name pairings:
Daryl Zephaniah (D.Z.), ..
How popular is Daryl?
Daryl is a very prominent first name for men (#281 out of 1220, Top 23%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Daryl was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #179 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is presently at #1159. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Darel, Dariel (#857 a year ago), Darold, Darrel, Darrell (#936), Darry, Darryl (#1041), Darryll, Darvin, Daryle, Daryll, Derrel, Derrell, Derrill, Derryl and Deryl are the popular varying forms of Daryl (#1159 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Dariell, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Daryl was at its peak 55 years ago (usage of 0.5%) and has become significantly lower since, with forms like Darrel becoming less trendy. Dariel is the most chic birth name in this list.
Daryl▼ is pronounced similarly to Doriel, Dorrel and Durell. Other recommended names are Caryl, Dacy, Dael, Dahy, Dal, Daly, Dalyn, Danal, Danil, Danya, Danyal, Danyel, Dar, Daran, Darby, Darcel, Darcy, Dard, Darek, Daren▼, Daric, Darin▼, Dario▲, Darko, Darnel, Daron, Darro, Darryn, Darsy, Dart, Darwyn, Daryn, Davy, Davyd, Davyn, Day, Daye, Dayle, Deryk, Dory, Erryl, Jarryl, Jaryl, Jeryl, Meryl and Veryl. These names tend to be less commonly used than Daryl.