You are not signed in. Sign in.

Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

Share This Page:

Baby Genders

Alphabetical List

Name Origins

Boy Name: Darrel

Name: Darrel
Pronunciation: \d(ar)-rel\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Darrel's also a girl name)
Meaning: open; from Airelle
Origin: French
Sounds Like: Dorrel, Derryl, Daryll, Doriel, Dorrell, Durrell, Terrel, Tyrrel
Variant forms: Darel, Dariel, Dariell, Darral, Darrell, Darrill, Darrol, Darroll, Darry, Darryl, Darryll, Daryl, Derell, Derrall, Derrel, Derrell, Derril, Derrill, Deryl, Deryll
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 447

Description

Darrel \d(ar)-rel\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Darrel), is pronounced DARE-el. It is of Old English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Darrel is "open; from Airelle". Comes from the Norman French word "d'Airelle", meaning "from Airelle". A place name and surname that dates from at least the 11th century. Film producer Darryl Zanuck; baseball player Darryl Strawberry; musician Daryl Hall.

Darrel has 20 variant forms: Darel, Dariel, Dariell, Darral, Darrell, Darrill, Darrol, Darroll, Darry, Darryl, Darryll, Daryl, Derell, Derrall, Derrel, Derrell, Derril, Derrill, Deryl and Deryll.

Baby names that sound like Darrel are Dorrel, Derryl, Daryll, Doriel, Dorrell, Durrell, Terrel and Tyrrel.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Darrel.

Popularity

Darrel is a very popular first name for men (#447 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

« Previous Name Darrby
Next Name » Darrel

(top)




No comments yet. Submit yours!



Feel free to comment on this page.

We would like to know what you think about this and publish your thoughts here! (top)

What say you?

  1. You may optionally give a title for this comment.

  2. Worst to best, 1 to 5, what would you rate this one?

  3. The actual content of your comment. No HTML nor whatsoever allowed.

  4. The author of this comment.

  5. 8 + 8 = ?

    Please answer the question by common sense.