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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Errol

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Errol is of Turkish origin and means "Brave".

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Wiktionary

Transferred from a rare Scottish surname derived from a place name, of unknown meaning. Later interpreted as a variant of Earl in the U.S.

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Errol

Errol Flynn was an actor. His ongoing career started in 1932. Errol was given the name Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn on June 20th, 1909 in Battery Point, Tasmania. He died on October 14th, 1959.

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Errol Morris is a film director. He has had major accomplishments since 1978. Errol was given the name Errol Mark Morris on February 5th, 1948 in Hewlett, New York, U.S.

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Errol Brown was a funk, pop music, disco, rhythm, and blues singing and songwriter. He plays Human voice. He was most prominent from 1969 to 2015. Errol was given the name Lester Errol Brown in Kingston, Jamaica. He left this life on May 6th, 2015.

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Clyde Klotz is an art director and production designer. Clyde was given the name Errol Clyde Klotz on June 8th, 1961 in Canada.

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Errol Barnett is a news presenter, correspondent, and anchor. Errol was born in Milton Keynes, England.

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Errol was born on April 20th, 1986 in Willemstad.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Errol

His most notable accomplishments were from 1920 to 1951. Leon was given the name Leonce Errol Sims on July 3rd, 1881 in Sydney. He breathed his last breath on October 12th, 1951.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1896 6 0 6
1897 5 0 5
1912 9 0 9
1913 10 0 10
1914 8 0 8
1915 10 0 10
1916 13 0 13
1917 14 0 14
1918 26 0 26
1919 19 0 19
1920 20 0 20
1921 20 0 20
1922 24 0 24
1923 19 0 19
1924 17 0 17
1925 23 0 23
1926 15 0 15
1927 22 0 22
1928 19 0 19
1929 17 0 17
1930 16 0 16
1931 13 0 13
1932 11 0 11
1933 14 0 14
1934 18 0 18
1935 17 0 17
1936 46 0 46
1937 136 0 136
1938 178 0 178
1939 242 0 242
1940 246 0 246
1941 272 0 272
1942 224 0 224
1943 201 0 201
1944 147 0 147
1945 119 0 119
1946 156 0 156
1947 151 0 151
1948 147 0 147
1949 134 0 134
1950 136 0 136
1951 123 0 123
1952 124 0 124
1953 106 0 106
1954 88 0 88
1955 101 0 101
1956 105 0 105
1957 130 0 130
1958 132 0 132
1959 151 0 151
1960 148 0 148
1961 130 0 130
1962 117 0 117
1963 130 0 130
1964 141 0 141
1965 125 0 125
1966 107 0 107
1967 128 0 128
1968 127 0 127
1969 140 0 140
1970 140 0 140
1971 117 0 117
1972 109 0 109
1973 78 0 78
1974 103 0 103
1975 94 0 94
1976 110 0 110
1977 110 0 110
1978 116 0 116
1979 87 0 87
1980 114 0 114
1981 92 0 92
1982 105 0 105
1983 88 0 88
1984 85 0 85
1985 110 0 110
1986 75 0 75
1987 86 0 86
1988 70 0 70
1989 75 0 75
1990 85 0 85
1991 81 0 81
1992 82 0 82
1993 63 0 63
1994 71 0 71
1995 73 0 73
1996 55 0 55
1997 54 0 54
1998 55 0 55
1999 29 0 29
2000 49 0 49
2001 33 0 33
2002 36 0 36
2003 38 0 38
2004 37 0 37
2005 39 0 39
2006 32 0 32
2007 32 0 32
2008 32 0 32
2009 30 0 30
2010 33 0 33
2011 19 0 19
2012 31 0 31
2013 39 0 39
2014 21 0 21
2015 28 0 28
2016 25 0 25
2017 28 0 28

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Popularity of Errol as a first name

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Common last names for Errol

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Thompson
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Jackson
  • Campbell
  • Clark
  • Walker

Fun Facts about the name Errol

  • How Popular is the name Errol? Errol is the 2,771st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Errol have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,487 babies born with the first name Errol in the United States. That's more than enough people named Errol to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Errol? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Errol first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Errol is Friday, September 26th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Errol born? The highest recorded use of the first name Errol was in 1941 with a total of 272 babies.
  • Random Errol Factoid: According to the 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Errol is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1940.
  • Weird things about the name Errol: Your name in reverse order is Lorre. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Errol. How do you pronounce that?

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