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Darcy (girl)

What does Darcy mean?

Darcy Pronunciation of Darcy [dar-cy] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Darcy). Darcy means "dark". Darcy is a variant form of Darcie (Irish, Gaelic): also a Norman place name. See also Dorcey.

Associated with: dark (black).


Darcy has 11 variants: D'Arcy, Darcee, Darceigh, Darcey, Darci, Darcia, Darsee, Darseigh, Darsey, Darsi and Darsie.

3 more relations via Darcie: Darcel, Darcell and Darice.

1 masculine form: Darcel.

Creative forms:
(female) Darsa, Triacy, ..

(male) Darce, Darid, ..

Middle name pairings:
Darcy Haddie (D.H.), ..

How popular is Darcy?

Darcy is a very prominent first name for women (#802 out of 4276, Top 19%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#6709 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Darcy entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #403 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #1394 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darcy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Darcy outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Darcel, Darcey, Darci, Darcie and Darice are the prominent varying forms of Darcy (#1394 in 2015) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Darcell, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Darcy was more pronounced during 1970-1979 (average #1298) and has become significantly lower since (#1899, down 82.2%), with the version Darcy becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darcy, Darcel, Darcey, Darci, Darcie, Darice in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Darcy, Darcey, Darcie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Darcy is alike in pronunciation to Dorcie, Dorsay and Dorsey. Other recommended names are Cacy, Cascy, Dabny (see Dabney), Dace, Dacey, Dacy, Daffy, Dagny, Daicy, Daisy, Daizy, Daly, Danay, Daney, Danfy, Danny, Dany, Dara, Darah, Darb, Darbey (see Darby), Darby, Darda, Darel, Dari, Daria, Darla, Darlyn, Daron, Darra, Darrby (see Darby), Darryl, Darya, Daryl, Daryn, Davy, Day, Derry, Dorey, Dorry, Dory, Drucy, Dulcy, Fancy, Jacy, Kacy, Lacy, Macy, Maicy, Marcy, Mercy, Nancy, Tacy and Yancy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Darcy.

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