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Darryl Meaning and Origin

Darryl is a unisex name of English origin, meaning “darling.” The name Darryl is derived from the Old English name “Deorhelm,” which combines the elements “deor” (dear, beloved) and “helm” (helmet, protection). As a result, Darryl can be interpreted to mean “beloved” or “protected.” The name Darryl has English roots and dates back to medieval times. It evolved from the Old English name Deorhelm and gained popularity as a given name during the 20th century. Darryl has been a moderately popular name throughout the English-speaking world. Its popularity peaked in the mid-20th century and gradually declined in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Darryl is a strong and classic name with a touch of old-world charm. It carries a warm and endearing quality, evoking a sense of closeness and protection. Famous People Named Darryl: Darryl Strawberry – A former professional baseball player known for his outstanding career with the New York Mets and New York Yankees. Darryl McDaniels – Also known as “DMC,” he is a founding member of the influential hip-hop group Run-D.M.C.

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