Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Darrell

Apparently Darrell started out as an English surname, borrowed from the Norman-French “d’Airelle” which indicated a person from Airelle, France (formally located in Calvados, Normandy). “Airelle” is the French word for “huckleberry”. The first recorded spelling of this surname appeared in the early 13th century rendered as “Darell”. Usage of Darrell as a first name dates back to the 19th century and was most popular in the 20th century. It is no longer a heavily used name among English speakers today.

All About the Baby Name – Darrell

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME DARRELL

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME DARRELL

Darrell is an example of a name which has come and gone out of style. It appeared on the male naming charts in the late 1800s with fairly rare usage. As the 20th century got underway, it became clear that Darrell was on the rise. The name gradually increased on the charts until securing a Top 100 position in 1954 where he hovered until 1970. Darrell and his brother Darryl are names associated with the 1950s and 60s and therefore lack 21st century style. It’s also considered a unisex name (thanks to actress Daryl Hannah) which may have caused parents to lose some interest in Darrell for their baby boys. Although out-dated by today’s naming standards, there are still a few hundred parents who keep this name alive on the charts. One thing we’ve heard, though, is that a “darrell” is a negative term used in reference to a loser or “derelict”. Most parents aren't bothered by such silly nonsense, but we thought it was worth mentioning.

Quick Facts

ON DARRELL

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

788

PRONUNCIATION:

DARE-əl

SIMPLE MEANING:

Huckleberry

Characteristics

OF DARRELL

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Darrell

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME DARRELL

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Darrell

Popular Songs

ON DARRELL

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Darrell


Famous People

NAMED DARRELL

Darrell Green (football player)
Darrell Hammond (SNL cast member)
Darrell Armstrong (basketball player)
Darrell Evans (baseball player)
Darrell Waltrip (NASCAR driver)
Darrell Griffith (basketball player)
Darrell Johnson (baseball player)
Darrell Jackson (football player)
Darrell Royal (college football coach)
Darrell Winfield (model best known as the Marlboro Man)
Darrell Campbell (football player)

Children of Famous People

NAMED DARRELL

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Darrell

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME DARRELL

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Darrell