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Quick Facts on Darrell

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, French
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 788
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Darrell

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - 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.

Popularity of the 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.
Popularity of the Boy Name Darrell
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Darrell

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Darrell

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Darrell

    Darrell We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Darrell.

  • Popular Songs on Darrell

    Popular Songs on Darrell

    Darrell - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Darrell.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Darrell

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Darrell

    Here Comes Darrell (Leda Schubert) - If he isn’t at the Barretts’ house, delivering firewood with his dump truck, you might find Darrell on his backhoe, digging a swimming hole for the Murphys, or, depending on the season, plowing the Harts’ steep driveway with his snowplow. Darrell makes sure each family has what they need for every season—which means he rarely has time for his own home. So when a fierce storm blows into town, how will Darrell, too, end up safe and sound? Vibrant woodcuts accompany this warm, gentle story of neighbors helping neighbors in a small-town community set in the North. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Darrell

    Famous People Named 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

    Children of Famous People Named Darrell

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Darrell - Eva Marie Saint (actress)

  • Historic Figures

    Darrell - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Darrell - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first 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.

Variations of the Baby Name - Darrell

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