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What does Darby mean?

Darby Pronunciation of Darby [dar-by] as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' name Darby) is pronounced DAR-bee. It is of Irish and Old English origin, and the meaning of Darby is "without envy; park with deer". A place name. Derived from the surname Derby.

Associated with: irish, old english, park (tree), deer, surname.


Darby has 3 variants: Darbey, Darbie and Derby.

2 more relations via Derby: Derbey and Derbie.

Creative forms:
(male) Daby, Dardy, ..

(female) Dardy, Darna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Darby Josiah (D.J.), ..

How popular is Darby?

Darby is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#1850 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Darby entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #987 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cadby, Canby, Corby, Dabny, Dacey, Dacy, Daffy, Dagny, Dahey, Dahy, Daicy, Daily, Daley, Daly, Danby, Dandy, Danny, Dar, Daran, Darcey, Darcy, Dard, Darek, Darel, Daren, Daric, Darin, Dario, Darko, Daron, Darro, Darry, Darryl, Darryn, Darsey, Darsy, Dart, Darwyn, Daryl, Daryn, Davey, Davy, Day, Denby, Derry, Digby, Dory, Dray, Gabby, Gaby, Kerby and Kirby. These names tend to be more commonly used than Darby.

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