Variant of Darrell. Like its variant Daryl, it is occasionally borne by women, no doubt by analogy with names such as Cheryl. A recent influence on the girl's name is the actress Daryl Hannah (b. 1960).
Scottish: habitational name for someone from Craigie in Kyle, named with Gaelic creag, ‘precipitous rock’ (see Craig). Black records that in 1272 the church of Cragyn ‘was confirmed to the monks of Paisley by Thomas de Cragyn, son and heir of John Hose, who had assumed his surname from his lands’.