What does Errol mean?
Errol /er-rol/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' 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.
How popular is Errol?
Errol is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#764 out of 1220, Top 63%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Errol for boys. Errol entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #461 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Errol and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Errol ranked in the Top 1000 are Irl, Rollo, Early, Earle, Earlie and Earl. Usage of these boy names reached its highest during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.3439%) and is now much less, with the versions Earl, Earle, Early and Errol becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)