The community was named for Elijah and Ebijah Tyrell, pioneer settlers. A variant name was Tyrell Hill. A post office called Tyrrell Hill was established in 1878, the name was changed to Tyrrell in 1894, and the post office closed in 1930.
- Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 135.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tyrrell
- "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
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