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What does Farrel mean?

Farrel Pronunciation of Farrel [far-rel] as a boys' name. Farrel means "hero, man of courage". Farrel is an alternate form of Farrell (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: hero, courage (brave).


Farrel has 6 variants: Farrill, Farryll, Ferrel, Ferrell, Ferrill and Ferryl.

Creative forms:
(male) Fafrel, Furrel, ..

(female) Farla, Farnel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Farrel Rodolfo (F.R.), ..

How popular is Farrel?

Farrel is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#29210 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Farrel was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak rank of #1753 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Farrel are Farrell and Ferrell. Adoption of these relations of Farrel reached its peak in the 1930s (median #1191).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Farrel, Farrell, Ferrell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Barree, Barren, Barret, Barrey, Bartel, Carel, Carmel, Carrey, Carrol, Carvel, Darcel, Darel, Dariel, Darnel, Darral, Darrel, Darrell, Darren, Darrol, Darryl, Derrel, Dorrel, Fabre, Fairlee, Fareed, Fares, Farlay, Farlee, Farley, Farlie, Farlow, Farly, Farmer, Farnell, Farr, Farran, Farrar, Farren, Farrer, Farrier, Farrin, Farris, Farrley (see Farley), Farron, Fayvel, Garred, Garren, Garret, Garrey, Gavrel, Harel, Harrel, Harrell, Jarel, Jarred, Jarrel, Jarrell, Jarren, Jarret, Jarryl, Karel, Karmel, Karrel, Larren, Marcel, Mardel, Markel, Martel, Marvel, Merrel, Parnel, Parrey, Tarren, Terrel and Tyrrel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Farrel.

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