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What does Ferrel mean?

Ferrel /fer-rel/ as a boys' name means "hero, man of courage". Ferrel is an alternate form of Farrell (Irish, Gaelic).


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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Farel, Firel, ..

(female) Ferdel, Ferreli, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is an analysis of the history of the boy name Ferrel and related names. Ferrell, Farrell and Farrel are the popular related forms of Ferrel (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Ferrel was widespread among parents during the years 1930-1939 (median #1191). (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Aeriel, Bertel, Darrel, Derrek, Derrel, Derrell, Derren, Derril, Derryl, Dorrel, Farlee, Farley, Farren, Farrer, Farrley (see Farley), Feivel, Feiwel, Fergal, Ferran, Ferrar, Ferrer, Ferrier, Ferrin, Ferris, Ferron, Gerred, Gerrell, Gerrey, Harrel, Herzel, Jarrel, Jerel, Jeriel, Jerre, Jerred, Jerrel, Jerrell, Jerren, Jerrey (see Jerry), Jerriel, Jerryl, Jorrel, Karrel, Kerrey, Merrel, Merrell, Merril, Morrel, Orrel, Sorrel, Terrel, Terrell, Terrey, Terryl, Tyrrel and Verrell. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ferrel.