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What does Derrell mean?

Derrell Pronunciation of Derrell [der-rell] as a boys' name means "open; from Airelle". Derrell is a version of Darrel (Old English, Old French).


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

Creative forms:
(male) Derley, Direll, ..

(female) Derla, Derly, ..

Middle name pairings:
Derrell Ahmad (D.A.), ..

How popular is Derrell?

Derrell is an unusual first name for men. Derrell is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Derrell entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its peak rank of #867 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Derrell listed in the Top 2000 are Dariel (#857 a year ago), Darrell (#936), Darryl (#1041), Daryl (#1159), Derrill, Deryl, Darryll, Darrel, Darel and Derrel. Other forms, like Derell, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Derrell reached its highest 55 years ago (average #1029) and is now significantly lower, with versions like Daryl falling out of fashion. Darrell has been the most recognizable form, though Dariel is currently the more favored form.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darryl, Darryll, Daryl, Derrel, Derrill, Deryl in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Derrell is pronounced similarly to Daryll, Derelle, Derryl, Doriel, Dorrel, Dorrell, Durell and Durrell. Other recommended names are Aeriell, Bertell (see Berthold), Burrell, Darcell, Darnell, Darvell, Denzell, Derreck, Derrek, Derren, Derrold (see Darold), Devell, Deverell, Farrell, Ferrel, Ferrell, Ferrill, Gerrall (see Jerrell), Gerrell, Gorrell, Harrell, Jarrell, Jerell, Jerrall, Jerrel, Jerrell, Jerrill, Jerroll, Jorrell, Merrel, Merrell, Merrill, Morrell, Pernell, Sorrell, Terell, Terrall, Terrel, Terrell, Terrelle, Terrill, Terryll, Tirrell, Tyrrell, Verdell, Vernell, Verrall, Verrell, Verrill and Verroll. These names tend to be more commonly used than Derrell.