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Gender: Male Origin of Errol: Scottish, spelling variation of Earl Meaning of Earl: English aristocratic title

The name Errol is a boy's name of Scottish origin. Errol and discussed in our forums with posts like "Olivia and Ian: A Brother - Sister Name Chain".

From the experts:

Errol was a swashbuckling name in the Errol Flynn era, which still has a trace of jazz cool.m thanks to jazz pianist Erroll Garner.

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Famous People Named Errol

Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn, Australian-American actor
Errol Barnett, British-American TV journalist
Errol Denis Mann, American NFL football player
Errol Mark Morris, American film director
Errol Spence, American boxer
Errol Zimmerman, Curaçaoan martial artist
(Lester) Errol Brown, British-Jamaican singer of funk band Hot Chocolate
Errol Eustace Harris, South African philosopher
(Errol) Clyde Klotz, American art director, ex-husband of actress Gillian Anderson

Pop Culture References for the name Errol

Eriol Hiiragizawa, character in Carcaptor Sakura
Errol, Weasley family owl in Harry Potter
Errol, a town in the state of New Hampshire
Errol Childress, serial killer in the HBO series True Detective

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Toya B Says:


Far to much squished, overworked owl. Sad, because it's a lovely name...

headintheclouds Says:


Errol has two sides to me- it seems either very vintage black-and-white glamorous and film noir, or rather goofy and endearing along the lines of the lovable old owl from Harry Potter, as PP pointed out. :)

SimoneKadele Says:


Errol will alway be the elderly owl from Harry Potter in my mind... :(