Meaning and name origin
Errol \e(r)-rol\ as a boy's name is pronounced AIR-ul. Scottish surname that derives from a place name associated with Earl. The earls of Erroll, hereditary High Constables of Scotland, are prominent Scottish aristocrats. May also be linked to Latin errare meaning "to wander". Made familiar in the 1930s due to Errol Flynn, famous for his swashbuckling roles. Black pianist Erroll Garner.
Errol is a somewhat popular first name for males (#764 out of 1220, Top 63%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Errol for boys. Errol reached its highest rank of #461 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).