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What does Derrell mean?

Derrell \d(e)-rre-ll\ as a boys' name. Derrell's roots are Old English and Old French, and the name Derrell means "open; from Airelle". Derrell is a derivative 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.

Derrell has 1 more different form via Darrel: Darry.


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

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Derrell for boys. Derrell entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #901 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Derrell name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Derrell and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Derrell listed in the Top 1000 are Dariel (#846 a year ago), Darrell (#857), Daryl, Darryl and Darrel. Usage of these boy names reached its highest during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5557%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.0495%, down 91.1%), with the versions Darrell, Darryl, Darrel and Daryl becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Derrell is pronounced similarly to Derelle, Derryl, Dorrel, Dorrell, Durell and Durrell. Other recommended similar baby names are Ferrell, Gerrell, Jerrell, Merrell, Terrell and Verrell. These names tend to be more commonly used than Derrell.