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Meaning and Name Origin

Daryl \d(a)-ryl, dar-yl\ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Daryl). The meaning of the name Daryl is "open; from Airelle". Daryl is a variant of Darrel (Old English, Old French). Daryl is also a variant of Darryl (English): variant of Darrel. See also Darold and Darvin.


Daryl has 20 variants: Darel, Dariel, Dariell, Darral, Darrell, Darrill, Darrol, Darroll, Darryll, Daryle, Daryll, Derell, Derrall, Derrel, Derrell, Derril, Derrill, Derryl, Deryl and Deryll.

Daryl has 1 more different form via Darrel, Darryl: Darry.

Daryl has 1 feminine form: Daria.


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. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Daryl for boys. Daryl was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its top rank of #179 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Daryl and corresponding names. Dariel (#846 a year ago), Darold, Darrel, Darrell (#857), Darryl, Daryle and Derrell are the popular varying forms of Daryl. Adoption of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1950-1959 and has become significantly lower since, with the forms Darold, Darrel, Darrell, Darryl and Daryl becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Caryl, Daryn and Jaryl. These names tend to be less commonly used than Daryl.