Meaning and name origin
Derrel \d(er)-rel\ as a boy's name is of Old English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Derrel is "open; from Airelle". Derrel is a variant of Darrel (Old English, Old French): comes from the Norman French word "d'Airelle", meaning "from Airelle".
Derrel is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Derrel and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dariel (#846), Darrell (#857), Derrell, Daryl, Darryl and Darrel. (2014 statistics).
Derrel is also pronounced similarly to Derryl, Doriel, Dorrel, Dorrell and Durrell. Other suggested similar baby names are Derrek, Derren, Ferrel, Jerrel, Merrel and Terrel. Like Derrel, these names are not commonly used.