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 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)
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)