What does Ferrel mean?
Ferrel /fer-rel/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name means "hero, man of courage". Ferrel is an alternate form of Farrell (Irish, Gaelic). Compare surname Ferril.
How popular is Ferrel?
Ferrel is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#10956 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Ferrel and related names. Farrell is the only popular related form of Ferrel (outside Top 1000). Adoption of this boy name was at its highest during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.218%) and is now significantly lower, with Farrell becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)