Darrell is a traditional English and French boy’s name that can mean “dear one, beloved” or “huckleberry”. Darrell was solidly popular during the entire 20th century and didn’t disappear from the top 1000 baby names until 2018.

Meaning of the name Darrell:

English: dear one, beloved
French: huckleberry

Origin of the name Darrell:

Darrell is a baby boy’s name that comes from two different surnames. In English, Darrell means “dear one, beloved”. In French, Darrell comes from the surname d'Airelle and means “huckleberry”.

Symbolism of the name Darrell:

Darrell means “huckleberry”. Huckleberries are one of several types of berries found in North America. They can be red, blue, or almost black in color. They have been used in both cuisine and herbal medicine for centuries.

Style of the name Darrell:


Gender of the name Darrell:

Darrell is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Darrell:

DAR-il (English), DARR-əl (French)

Number of syllables in the name Darrell:


Emotion evoked from the name Darrell:

Darrell evokes feelings of hard work and leadership.

Alternative spellings for the name Darrell:

Darrel, Darel, Darell, Darroll, Daryl, Darryl, Derrell

Nicknames for the name Darrell:

  • Darr
  • Dee
  • Darry
  • Dara
  • Rell
  • Relly

Popularity of the name Darrell:

According to the Social Security Administration, Darrell is a popular baby boy’s name. Darrell was in the top 1000 baby names list from 1900 to 2018, peaking at #86 in 1968.

Related names for the name Darrell:

Great middle names for the name Darrell and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Darrell:

  • Darrell Henderson (American football player)
  • Darrell Porter (American baseball player)
  • Darrell Waltrip (American author)
  • Darrell Lanigan (American race car driver)
  • Darrell Green (American football player)

Darrells in popular culture:

  • Darrell Rivers (literature, “Malory Towers” by Enid Blyton)
  • Darrell Cartrip (film, “Cars” franchise)
  • Darrell Grimes (television, “Stargate” franchise)
  • Gregory Darrell (video games, “Knuckle Heads”)