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Errol is a baby boy’s name of Scottish origin. Errol is a Scottish surname referring to people from a valley near Perthshire. It is also the Scottish form of the English noble title Earl. Errol was popularized by the Australian-American actor Errol Flynn in the 1930s and 40s.

Meaning of the name Errol:

Scottish: nobleman, warrior, valley

Origin of the name Errol:

Errol is the Scottish form of the English name Earl which means “nobleman, warrior”. It is also a Scottish locational surname for people from a valley near Perthshire.

Symbolism of the name Errol:

Errol is the Scottish form of the English term “eorl” or earl. Earl is the oldest English noble title, below only a duke in rank.

Style of the name Errol:


Gender of the name Errol:

Errol is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Errol:


Number of syllables in the name Errol:


Emotion evoked from the name Errol:

Errol evokes feelings of class and talent.

Alternative spellings for the name Errol:

Erol, Erryl, Eroll, Erroll

Nicknames for the name Errol:

  • Er
  • Erry
  • Rol
  • Ro
  • Roly

Popularity of the name Errol:

According to the Social Security Administration, Errol is a popular baby boy’s name. Errol was in the top 1000 baby names list from 1936 to 1985. It peaked at #354 in 1941.

Related names for the name Errol:

Great middle names for the name Errol and their meanings:

  • Theo (gift of God)
  • Oliver (olive tree)
  • Leo (lion)
  • James (supplanter)
  • Owen (young warrior, well-born)
  • Louis (renowned warrior)
  • Henry (estate ruler)
  • Lester (English place name)

Famous people with the name Errol:

  • Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (Australian-American actor)
  • Errol Barnett (British-American TV journalist)
  • Errol Denis Mann (American football player)
  • Errol Mark Morris (American film director)
  • Errol Spence (American boxer)

Errol in popular culture:

  • Errol L. Forkle (television, “Keeper of the Lost Cities”)
  • Errol (literature, “Harry Potter” series by J. K. Rowling)
  • Errol (geography, town in New Hampshire)
  • Errol Childress (television, “True Detective”)
  • Errol (video game, “Arena of Valor”)
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