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What does Derrel mean?

Derrel \d(er)-rel\ as a name for boys is of Old English and Old French origin, and Derrel means "open; from Airelle". Derrel is a variation of Darrel (Old English, Old French): comes from the Norman French word "d'Airelle". Not widely used as a name for baby boys.


Derrel has 18 variants: Darel, Dariel, Dariell, Darral, Darrell, Darrill, Darrol, Darroll, Darryl, Darryll, Daryl, Derell, Derrall, Derrell, Derril, Derrill, Deryl and Deryll.

Derrel has 1 more related variation via Darrel: Darry.


Derrel is an unusual given name for males. Derrel is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Derrel and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Derrel (#unlisted) are Dariel (#846 last year), Darrel, Darrell (#857), Darryl, Daryl and Derrell. Usage of this boy name reached its most widespread during 1960-1969 and has become much less since, with the forms Darrel, Darrell, Darryl and Daryl becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Derrel is alike in pronunciation to Derryl, Doriel, Dorrel, Dorrell and Durrell. Other recommended similar baby names are Derrek, Derren, Ferrel, Jerrel, Merrel and Terrel. Like Derrel, these names are not commonly used.