Farrell

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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Farrell

"Farrell" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Descendant of the man of valour". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States operatic soprano noted for the clarity and power of her voice (1920-2002)
  2. United States writer remembered for his novels (1904-1979)
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  1. A surname​.
  2. A city in Pennsylvania.

Notable Persons Named Farrell

Pharoah Sanders is a free jazz, avant-garde jazz, world music, post-bop, and hard bop saxophone and bandleader. He plays Tenor saxophone, Flute, Piccolo, and Tambourine. Pharoah was given the name Farrell Sanders on October 13th, 1940.

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Rusty Draper was a country music singing. His most notable accomplishments were from 1952 to 1980. Rusty was given the name Farrell H. Draper on January 25th, 1923 in Kirksville, Missouri, United States. Rusty is also known as Draper and Farrell H.. He left this life on March 28th, 2003.

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Farrell Dobbs was a politician, trade unionist, historian, and trade union. Farrell was born on July 25th, 1907 in Queen City, Missouri. He passed away on October 31st, 1983.

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Farrell was born in 1863. He breathed his last breath in 1943.

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Farrell Till was a writer. Farrell was given the name John Farrell Till on April 26th, 1933. He left this life on October 3rd, 2012.

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Farrell Funston was a football player. Farrell was born on March 5th, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He passed away in 1996.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Farrell

Colin Farrell is an actor. He was most active from 1997 to present. Colin was given the name Colin James Farrell on May 31st, 1976 in Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland.

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Mike Farrell is an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, activist, public speaker, humanitarian, and activism. He has had major accomplishments since 1963. Mike was given the name Michael Joseph Farrell, Jr. on February 6th, 1939 in St. Paul, Minnesota, US.

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Terry Farrell is an actress and model. She was most active from 1983 to 2003. Terry was given the name Theresa Lee Farrell on November 19th, 1963 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

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Bobby Farrell was a pop music and disco dancer, entertainer, and entertainment. He was most prominent from 1975 to 2010. Bobby was given the name Roberto Alfonso Farrell on October 6th, 1949 in San Nicolaas. He breathed his last breath on December 30th, 2010.

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Perry Farrell is an alternative rock, hard rock, and electronica musician. He plays Phonograph and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1981. Perry was given the name Peretz Bernstein on March 29th, 1959 in Queens, New York City, New York, U.S. Perry is also known as DJ Peretz.

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Bonnie Bramlett is a musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1965 to 1965. Bonnie was given the name Bonnie Lynn O' Farrell on November 8th, 1944 in Alton, Illinois.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1902 6 0 6
1903 5 0 5
1907 7 0 7
1908 10 0 10
1911 9 0 9
1912 18 0 18
1913 24 0 24
1914 18 0 18
1915 39 7 32
1916 41 10 31
1917 43 6 37
1918 38 8 30
1919 52 13 39
1920 42 8 34
1921 45 0 45
1922 42 0 42
1923 45 0 45
1924 66 9 57
1925 55 6 49
1926 52 0 52
1927 58 8 50
1928 44 0 44
1929 47 0 47
1930 84 8 76
1931 87 5 82
1932 97 8 89
1933 82 0 82
1934 90 14 76
1935 96 0 96
1936 87 10 77
1937 80 11 69
1938 68 8 60
1939 64 0 64
1940 70 7 63
1941 65 7 58
1942 78 15 63
1943 68 5 63
1944 74 7 67
1945 49 0 49
1946 44 0 44
1947 75 5 70
1948 73 15 58
1949 61 0 61
1950 71 9 62
1951 71 6 65
1952 73 0 73
1953 65 0 65
1954 80 6 74
1955 69 0 69
1956 98 7 91
1957 80 0 80
1958 66 0 66
1959 63 0 63
1960 56 5 51
1961 60 9 51
1962 58 0 58
1963 76 5 71
1964 44 0 44
1965 67 0 67
1966 59 7 52
1967 57 0 57
1968 50 7 43
1969 35 0 35
1970 49 0 49
1971 56 9 47
1972 43 0 43
1973 35 0 35
1974 31 6 25
1975 40 5 35
1976 34 5 29
1977 45 12 33
1978 33 5 28
1979 44 9 35
1980 27 0 27
1981 35 10 25
1982 34 7 27
1983 32 8 24
1984 20 5 15
1985 32 13 19
1986 14 0 14
1987 38 14 24
1988 29 12 17
1989 28 6 22
1990 17 6 11
1991 28 6 22
1992 27 13 14
1993 31 7 24
1994 11 6 5
1995 15 5 10
1996 15 0 15
1997 25 5 20
1998 14 6 8
1999 9 0 9
2000 18 6 12
2001 19 0 19
2002 18 6 12
2003 30 9 21
2004 16 0 16
2005 24 0 24
2006 22 0 22
2007 16 0 16
2008 24 5 19
2009 12 0 12
2010 12 0 12
2011 16 0 16
2012 12 0 12
2013 7 0 7
2014 16 5 11
2015 11 0 11
2016 10 0 10
2017 7 0 7

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Popularity of Farrell as a first name

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Popularity of Farrell as a last name

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Common last names for Farrell

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Wilson
  • Clark
  • Roberts
  • Reilly

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Farrell U.S.
  White 89.88% 64.26%
  African American 4.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Farrell

People with the last name Farrell are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Farrell

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  • How Popular is the name Farrell? Farrell is the 3,905th most popular name of all time. As a last name Farrell was the 652nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Farrell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,777 babies born with the first name Farrell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Farrell to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Farrell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1902 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Farrell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Farrell is Tuesday, December 1st, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Farrell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Farrell was in 1935 with a total of 96 babies.
  • Random Farrell Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Farrell is not a popular baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Farrell: Your name in reverse order is Llerraf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lfrlera. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Farrell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 52,321 people with the last name Farrell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Farrell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 18 of them will have Farrell 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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