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What does Ferrell mean?

Ferrell Pronunciation of Ferrell [fer-rell] as a boys' name. The name Ferrell means "hero, man of courage". Ferrell is an alternate form of Farrell (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: hero, courage (brave).


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

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

(female) Ferla, Ferli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ferrell Roman (F.R.), ..

How popular is Ferrell?

Ferrell is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#987 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ferrell entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #1121 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Ferrell are Farrell and Farrel. These forms of Ferrell were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.01%).

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aeriell, Bertell (see Berthold), Burrell, Darrell, Derell, Derrall, Derrel, Derrell, Derrill, Dorrell, Durrell, Farnell, Fergall (see Fergal), Ferrer, Fiorello, Gerrall (see Jerrell), Gerrell, Gorrell, Harrell, Jarrell, Jerell, Jerrall, Jerrel, Jerrell, Jerrill, Jerroll, Jorrell, Merrel, Merrell, Merrill, Morrell, Pernell, Sorrell, Terell, Terrall, Terrel, Terrell, Terrelle, Terrill, Terryll, Tirrell, Tyrrell, Verdell, Vernell, Verrall, Verrell, Verrill and Verroll. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ferrell.

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