Darnell

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30k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Darnell

"Darnell" is a name of English origin, and it means "Plant". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A male given name
  2. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Darnell

J. D. Williams is an actor. J. was given the name Darnell Williams on May 22nd, 1978 in Newark, New Jersey.

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Darnell Nurse is a hockey player for the Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League. His ongoing career started in 2014. Darnell was born on February 4th, 1995 in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Crunchy Black is a hip hop music, gangsta rap, and crunk rapping and hype man. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Crunchy was given the name Darnell Carlton on August 20th, 1974. Crunchy is also known as C.B., Carlton, and Darnell.

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Darnell Dockett is a football player. Darnell was born on May 27th, 1981 in Burtonsville, Maryland.

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Darnell Williams is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1974. Darnell was born on March 3rd, 1955 in London.

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Darnell Fisher is a soccer player for the St Johnstone F.C., Celtic F.C., and Farnborough F.C. Darnell was born on April 4th, 1994 in Reading, England.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Darnell

Linda Darnell was an actress and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1939 to 1965. Linda was given the name Monetta Eloyse Darnell on October 16th, 1923 in Dallas. She breathed her last breath on April 10th, 1965.

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Eric Darnell is a film director, animator, and screenwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1989. Eric was born in 1961 in Prairie Village, Kansas.

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Bruce was born on July 19th, 1957 in New York City.

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Kristin was born in 1951 in Oslo. Kristin is also known as Holby and Kristin Clotilde.

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James was born on September 9th, 1930 in Columbus, Mississippi.

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Gary Darnell is a college coach. Gary was born on October 15th, 1948 in Waldron, Arkansas.

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How popular is the baby name Darnell in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 9 0 9
1913 5 0 5
1915 13 0 13
1916 6 0 6
1917 14 5 9
1918 15 5 10
1919 16 5 11
1920 21 8 13
1921 20 5 15
1922 31 6 25
1923 15 0 15
1924 40 10 30
1925 30 11 19
1926 31 8 23
1927 24 6 18
1928 28 8 20
1929 27 8 19
1930 22 0 22
1931 28 0 28
1932 24 8 16
1933 39 9 30
1934 40 11 29
1935 44 11 33
1936 32 8 24
1937 41 6 35
1938 45 10 35
1939 57 15 42
1940 56 21 35
1941 90 44 46
1942 63 27 36
1943 68 26 42
1944 88 36 52
1945 100 44 56
1946 109 35 74
1947 126 61 65
1948 177 68 109
1949 173 55 118
1950 246 70 176
1951 286 71 215
1952 344 67 277
1953 320 49 271
1954 348 55 293
1955 384 49 335
1956 362 55 307
1957 405 56 349
1958 453 65 388
1959 410 51 359
1960 382 54 328
1961 420 67 353
1962 409 54 355
1963 424 65 359
1964 446 60 386
1965 406 67 339
1966 416 63 353
1967 443 53 390
1968 438 52 386
1969 505 65 440
1970 541 56 485
1971 525 52 473
1972 503 34 469
1973 501 32 469
1974 457 29 428
1975 490 34 456
1976 499 26 473
1977 550 33 517
1978 591 25 566
1979 518 23 495
1980 537 21 516
1981 517 25 492
1982 560 23 537
1983 667 23 644
1984 770 29 741
1985 691 17 674
1986 710 18 692
1987 707 21 686
1988 669 16 653
1989 669 13 656
1990 688 10 678
1991 572 8 564
1992 543 11 532
1993 448 5 443
1994 482 13 469
1995 395 0 395
1996 412 0 412
1997 361 7 354
1998 354 0 354
1999 318 5 313
2000 274 0 274
2001 264 0 264
2002 262 0 262
2003 291 0 291
2004 271 0 271
2005 288 0 288
2006 305 0 305
2007 324 0 324
2008 313 0 313
2009 284 0 284
2010 234 0 234
2011 243 5 238
2012 203 0 203
2013 191 0 191
2014 196 0 196
2015 150 0 150
2016 150 0 150

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Popularity of Darnell as a first name

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Popularity of Darnell as a last name

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Common last names for Darnell

  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jackson
  • Brown
  • Smith
  • Moore
  • Davis
  • Walker
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Howard
  • Wright
  • Owens
  • Mitchell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Darnell U.S.
  White 87.59% 64.26%
  African American 7.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Darnell

People with the last name Darnell are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Darnell

  • How Popular is the name Darnell? Darnell is the 1,350th most popular name of all time. As a last name Darnell was the 2,016th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Darnell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 30,102 babies born with the first name Darnell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Darnell to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Darnell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Darnell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Darnell is Thursday, March 2nd, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Darnell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Darnell was in 1984 with a total of 741 babies.
  • Random Darnell Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Darnell ranks 87th in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 23 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Darnell: Your name in reverse order is Llenrad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lelanrd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Darnell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,915 people with the last name Darnell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Darnell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Darnell as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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