Meaning and name origin
Daryl \d(a)-ryl, dar-yl\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Daryl), is of Old English, Old French and English origin, and the meaning of Daryl is "open; from Airelle". Daryl is a variant of Darrel (Old English, Old French): comes from the Norman French word "d'Airelle", meaning "from Airelle". Also a variant of Darryl (English): variant of Darrel. See also Darold and Darvin.
There is 1 feminine form of Daryl: Daria.
Daryl is a very popular first name for males (#281 out of 1220, Top 23%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Daryl for boys. Daryl reached its highest rank of #179 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Daryl and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dariel (#846), Darrell (#857), Daryle, Derrell, Daryl, Darryl, Darold and Darrel. (2014 statistics).