Farrell Origin and Meaning

The name Farrell is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "courageous".

If you're looking for a pleasing namesake that's more modern than Darrell/Darryl, this would make an excellent choice. Farrell is an Anglicized form of the Irish Fergal, and was well used as a first name into the nineteenth century, before it faded to mostly surname use.

# 958 in the US

Farrell Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Farrell

  • Farrell DobbsAmerican Trotskyist, trade unionist, politician, and historian
  • Farrell McElgunnIrish politician
  • Farrell FunstonAmerican CFL football player
  • Colin FarrellIrish actor