Darling Family History
Darling Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from Middle English derling Old English dēorling ‘darling beloved one’ a derivative of dēor ‘dear beloved’ (see Dear ). This was quite a common Old English byname which remained current as a personal name into the 14th century. The surname probably derives at least in part from this use probably in part also from a Middle English nickname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022