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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 has 6 variant forms: Erol, Erroll, Erryl, Erryle, Eryle and Rollo.


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).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Errol and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rollo, Errol and Earl. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Earl, Errol, Rollo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Errol is also pronounced similarly to Orrel. Other suggested similar baby names are Erl and Erron. These names tend to be less commonly used than Errol.