[ 2 syll. da-ryl, dar-yl ] The baby girl name Daryl is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced as DEY-R-ahL or D-ahRIY-L †. Daryl's language of origin is English and Old French. It is predominantly used in English. From Old French roots, its meaning is 'from Airelle'. The name has been borne by women, possibly under the influence of names such as Cheryl. The fame of the US actress Daryl Hannah (1961-) has also promoted the feminine use of the name.
Daryl is a contracted form of the English Darlene.
The name Daryl is widely used; it has 38 forms. Forms of the name include Darel, Darell, Darelle, Dariel, Darielle, Daril, Darila, Darill, Darilla, Darille, Darilynn, Darolyn, Darrell, Darrelle, Darrellyn, Darril, Darrill, Darrille, Darryle, Darrylene, Darrylin, Darryline, Darryll, Darrylyn, Darrylynn, Daryla, Daryle, Darylene, Darylin, and Daryline. Other English forms include the spelling variants Darrel, Darryl, and Deryl.
Daryl is an unusual baby girl name. Its usage peaked in 1950 with 0.009% of baby girls being named Daryl. It was #665 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then, and is currently used only on a very modest scale. Among all girl names in its family, Daryl was nevertheless the most commonly used in 2012. In the last century Daryl has primarily been a boy name. In 1957, 14 times more boys than girls were given the name Daryl.
Baby names that sound like Daryl include Darrel, Darrell, Darryl, Darryll, Darell, Dariell, Darill, Darille, Darla, Darli, Darlie, Darly, Darrelle, Darriel, Darril, Darrille, Daryell, Derryl, Dorelle, and Dorli.
† Pronunciation for Daryl: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
A famous person named Daryl is Daryl Hannah, Actress, born 3 December 1960, Chicago, Illinois.