The origin of this name is still today quite uncertain. The theories include: 1) From an English surname which was derived from the Norman French “d'Airelle” (French word for huckleberry), originally denoting one who came from Airelle, Calvados, France. 2) An anglicization of the Irish first name “Darragh” or “Dáire”, meaning "oak tree". According to United States Social Security card applications in 1965, the name Darren ranked 52th out of the top 100 names chosen by parents for their baby boys. Darryl ranked 69th and Darrell 91th.