First name origin & meaning:
English: Hidden nook
First name variations: Darnel, Darnela, Darnelah, Darnele, Darnelle, Darnella, Darnellah, Darnyell, Darnyella, Darnyelle
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from Old French darnel ‘darnel’, an annual
grass, Lolium temulentum, hence perhaps a topographic
name. However, according to Reaney, the plant was believed to produce
intoxication, so its adoption as a surname may have been for quite
different reasons. In the British Isles the name is found chiefly in
the central and east Midlands.
- English: variant spelling of Darnall.
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