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What does Farrell mean?

Farrell Pronunciation of Farrell [far-rell] as a boys' name is pronounced FARE-el. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Farrell is "hero, man of courage".

Associated with: irish, hero, courage (brave).


Farrell has 7 variants: Farrel, Farrill, Farryll, Ferrel, Ferrell, Ferrill and Ferryl.

Creative forms:
(male) Ferell, Firell, ..

(female) Farli, Farrelli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Farrell Troy (F.T.), ..

How popular is Farrell?

Farrell is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#599 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Farrell was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #699 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Ferrell and Farrel are the prominent variation forms of Farrell. Adoption of these relations of Farrell was common during 1930-1939.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Burrell, Cardell, Carnell, Carroll, Cartrell, Carvell, Darcell, Dariell, Darnell, Darrel, Darrell, Darrill (see Darrel), Darroll, Darryll, Darvell, Derrell, Dorrell, Durrell, Farlee, Farley, Farly, Farnall (see Farnell), Farnell, Farren, Farrer, Farrley (see Farley), Fiorello, Gardell, Gerrell, Gorrell, Harrel, Harrell, Harwell, Jarell, Jarrall (see Jarrell), Jarrel, Jarrell, Jarvell, Jerrell, Jorrell, Karrel, Larell, Larnell, Latrell, Marcell, Markell, Martell, Marvell, Marzell, Maurell, Merrell, Morrell, Parnell, Parrnell, Sorrell, Tarrall (see Terrell), Terrell, Tirrell, Tyrrell, Verrell and Wardell. These names tend to be more commonly used than Farrell.

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