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Origin & Meaning

The name Darryl is of French origin.

The meaning of Darryl is "beloved".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "from Airelle".


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.  It ranked 1078 in popular baby names for boys with 178 occurrences. 

View the Darryl Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Darryl has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Darryl to other names.


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Related Names

Darryl is a form of the name Darrell.

Variants of the name Darryl include Derryl.

The names Derell, Derrall, Derrill are all forms of Darryl.

Other Tidbits

Darryl falls into the place name category.

Name Fun

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Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.