Darrel

First Name
30k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Darrel

"Darrel" is a name of English origin, and it means "Variant of Darrell". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Darrel

Darrel was born on June 3rd, 1953 in Cape Vincent, New York.

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Darrel Higham is a rockabilly musician. Darrel was born on January 5th, 1970 in Bedford.

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Darrel Young is a football player for the Washington Redskins. He has been prominent since 2010. Darrel was born on April 8th, 1987 in North Amityville, New York.

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Darrel Guilbeau is an actor. Darrel was born on March 31st, 1962 in Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.

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Darrel Ray is a non-fiction industrial, organizational psychology, and author. Darrel was given the name Darrel Wayne Ray on August 24th, 1950 in Wichita, Kansas. Darrel is also known as Ray, Darrel Wayne; Ray, and Darrel W..

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Darrel Akerfelds was a baseball player. Darrel was born on June 12th, 1962 in Denver. He left this life on June 24th, 2012.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1900 7 0 7
1901 5 0 5
1903 6 0 6
1905 11 0 11
1906 8 0 8
1907 13 0 13
1908 8 0 8
1909 5 0 5
1910 8 0 8
1911 12 0 12
1912 42 0 42
1913 32 0 32
1914 42 0 42
1915 86 0 86
1916 92 0 92
1917 85 0 85
1918 105 0 105
1919 108 0 108
1920 143 0 143
1921 144 0 144
1922 151 0 151
1923 145 0 145
1924 206 0 206
1925 182 0 182
1926 216 0 216
1927 218 0 218
1928 244 0 244
1929 255 6 249
1930 265 0 265
1931 303 0 303
1932 343 5 338
1933 330 0 330
1934 358 0 358
1935 414 0 414
1936 408 0 408
1937 375 0 375
1938 472 5 467
1939 482 7 475
1940 478 5 473
1941 490 0 490
1942 526 0 526
1943 503 0 503
1944 474 5 469
1945 431 0 431
1946 568 0 568
1947 655 6 649
1948 565 0 565
1949 597 0 597
1950 537 6 531
1951 609 5 604
1952 585 6 579
1953 562 0 562
1954 617 8 609
1955 609 0 609
1956 627 0 627
1957 646 6 640
1958 630 7 623
1959 647 0 647
1960 663 5 658
1961 653 7 646
1962 644 5 639
1963 584 0 584
1964 594 0 594
1965 500 0 500
1966 513 6 507
1967 490 7 483
1968 486 0 486
1969 401 0 401
1970 397 5 392
1971 352 0 352
1972 343 0 343
1973 266 5 261
1974 257 5 252
1975 218 0 218
1976 209 0 209
1977 204 0 204
1978 204 0 204
1979 223 0 223
1980 204 0 204
1981 188 0 188
1982 175 0 175
1983 181 0 181
1984 174 0 174
1985 173 0 173
1986 179 0 179
1987 213 0 213
1988 185 0 185
1989 191 0 191
1990 173 0 173
1991 178 0 178
1992 129 0 129
1993 144 0 144
1994 94 0 94
1995 84 0 84
1996 86 0 86
1997 97 0 97
1998 75 0 75
1999 75 0 75
2000 71 0 71
2001 70 0 70
2002 49 0 49
2003 55 0 55
2004 42 0 42
2005 63 0 63
2006 57 0 57
2007 42 0 42
2008 47 0 47
2009 42 0 42
2010 34 0 34
2011 43 0 43
2012 35 0 35
2013 40 0 40
2014 48 0 48
2015 29 0 29
2016 21 0 21

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Popularity of Darrel as a first name

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Popularity of Darrel as a last name

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Common last names for Darrel

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Clark
  • Hill
  • Thompson
  • Taylor

Fun Facts about the name Darrel

  • How Popular is the name Darrel? Darrel is the 1,366th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Darrel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,672 babies born with the first name Darrel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Darrel 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 Darrel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Darrel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Darrel is Thursday, September 2nd, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Darrel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Darrel was in 1960 with a total of 658 babies.
  • Random Darrel Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Darrel ranks 89th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 17 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Darrel: Your name in reverse order is Lerrad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Delarr. How do you pronounce that?

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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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