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Gender: Male Meaning of Farrell: "courageous" Origin of Farrell: Irish

The name Farrell is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "courageous". Farrell and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #8 (Irish family)".

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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. Colin Farrell gives the name a big, bold shot of bravura; other notable last-named Farrells include operatic soprano Eileen, Studs Lonigan-author James T., ballerina Suzanne, and rocker Perry of Jane's Adddiction.

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Famous People Named Farrell

Farrell Dobbs, American Trotskyist, trade unionist, politician, and historian
Farrell McElgunn, Irish politician
Farrell Funston, American CFL football player
Colin Farrell, Irish actor

Pop Culture References for the name Farrell

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