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Boy Name: Darnell

Name: Darnell
Pronunciation: \d(a)-rne-ll, dar-nell\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Darnell's also a girl name)
Meaning: the hidden spot
Origin: English
Related Names: Larnell
Sounds Like: Darnley, Thornly
Variant forms: Darnall, Darneil, Darnel
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 476
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1600


Darnell \d(a)-rne-ll, dar-nell\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Darnell), is pronounced dar-NEL. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Darnell is "the hidden spot". Place name and surname.

Darnell has 3 variant forms: Darnall, Darneil and Darnel.

For more information, see also the related name Larnell.

Baby names that sound like Darnell are Darnley and Thornly.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Darnell.


Darnell is a very popular first name for men (#476 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1600 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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