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What does Derrel mean?

Derrel Pronunciation of Derrel [der-rel] as a name for boys. Derrel means "open; from Airelle". Derrel is an alternate spelling of Darrel (Old English, Old French).


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

1 more relation via Darrel: Darry.

Creative forms:
(male) Dairel, Derel, ..

(female) Derli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Derrel Randy (D.R.), ..

How popular is Derrel?

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

Derrel entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #1733 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derrel name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Derrel rated in the Top 2000 are Darel, Dariel (#857 from recent data), Darrel, Darrell (#936), Darry, Darryl (#1041), Darryll, Daryl (#1159), Derrell, Derrill and Deryl. Other forms, like Dariell, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Derrel was well-received 55 years ago (usage of 0.5%) and has become much diminished since, with forms such as Darrell becoming less trendy. Dariel is the most fashionable name for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derrel, Darel, Dariel, Darrel, Darrell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darry, Darryl, Darryll, Daryl, Derrell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derrill, Deryl 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 Daryll, Derelle, Derryl, Doriel, Dorrel, Dorrell, Durell and Durrell. Other recommended names are Aeriel, Bertel, Darcel, Darnel, Darren, Dekel, Denzel, Derbey, Derek, Derreck, Derrek, Derren, Derrie, Derrik, Derrin, Derrold (see Darold), Derron, Derry, Derryk, Deverel, Dorren, Farrel, Ferrel, Ferrell, Ferrer, Ferryl, Gerred, Gerrell, Gerrey, Harrel, Herzel, Jarrel, Jerel, Jeriel, Jerre, Jerred, Jerrel, Jerrell, Jerren, Jerrey (see Jerry), Jerriel, Jerryl, Jorrel, Karrel, Kerrey, Merrel, Merrell, Merril, Morrel, Orrel, Sorrel, Terrel, Terrell, Terrey, Terryl, Tyrrel and Verrell. These names tend to be more commonly used than Derrel.