Variation of Darrell, French
"dear one, beloved"

Daryl Origin and Meaning

The name Daryl is a boy's name meaning "dear one, beloved".

Darrell and all its variations was a trendy name in the 1950s and 1960s, an update on David and Daniel that began to fall out of favor by the 1970s and fell out of the Top 1000 completely at the turn of this century.

The Daryl spelling is most closely identified with actress Daryl Hannah, making this a unisex choice in theory, though last year about 75 baby boys were named Daryl....and no baby girls.

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Daryl Popularity

Famous People Named Daryl

  • Daryl HallAmerican musician and lead vocalist of Hall & Oates
  • Daryl BraithwaiteAustralian singer

Daryl in Pop Culture

  • Daryl Dixona main character on AMC's "The Walking Dead"
  • Sheriff Daryl Blubscharacter in Disney's "Gravity Falls"
  • "D.A.R.Y.L." 1985 movie