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What does Darryl mean?

Darryl Pronunciation of Darryl as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Darryl) is pronounced DARE-ul. It is of English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Darryl is "open; from Airelle". Variant of Darrel. Daryl is occasionally used for girls. Film producer Darryl Zanuck; baseball player Darryl Strawberry; musician Daryl Hall.



VARIANTS Darrel, Darrell, Darryll, Daryl, Daryle, Daryll, Derryl


RELATED FORMS VIA DARREL, DARYL Darel, Dariel, Dariell, Darral, Darrill, Darrol, Darroll, Darry, Derell, Derrall, Derrel, Derrell, Derril, Derrill, Deryl, Deryll




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How popular is Darryl?

Darryl is a very popular first name for males (#232 out of 1220, Top 19%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Darryl entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #94 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #1325 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Darel, Dariel (#643 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Darrel, Darrell (#1062), Darry, Darryll, Daryl (#1641), Daryle, Daryll, Derrel, Derrell, Derrill, Derryl and Deryl are the popular varying forms of Darryl (#1325). Other forms, like Derell, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Darryl was more pronounced among parents 6 decades ago (USAGE OF 0.53%) and is now much diminished (USAGE 0.05%, 91.3%), with versions such as Darrell becoming less trendy. Darrell is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Dariel is now the more favored form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darryl, Darel, Dariel, Darrel, Darrell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darry, Darryll, Daryl, Daryle, Daryll in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derrel, Derrell, Derrill, Derryl, Deryl in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Darryl is pronounced similarly to Doriel, Dorrel, Dorrell, Durell and Durrell. Other recommended sound-alike names are Barry, Carrol, Caryl, Darby, Darcel, Darcy, Darnel, Darrah, Darran, Darren, Darrin, Darriq, Darro, Darrold (see Darold), Darron, Darrow, Darryan, Darryen, Darryn, Darsy, Darwyn, Daryn, Derry, Derryk, Erryl, Farrel, Farryll, Ferryl, Garry, Garryk (see Garrick), Harrel, Harry, Jarrel, Jarryd, Jarryl, Jaryl, Jerryl, Karrel, Larry, Parry, Tarryn and Terryl. These names tend to be less commonly used than Darryl.