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Meaning and Name Origin

Darcy \d(a)-rcy, dar-cy\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Darcy) is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Darcy is "dark". Also a Norman place name, "from Arcy". Literary: Jane Austen named the haughty hero of "Pride and Prejudice" "Mr. Darcy", with connotations of Norman aristocracy.


Darcy has 4 variants: D'Arcy, Darcey, Darsey and Darsy.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Darcel.

Darcy has 1 feminine form: Dorcey.


Darcy is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#13816 out of 88799, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Darcy for boys. Darcy reached its top rank of #75 in Australia in 2002, and is currently at #95. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Darcy name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Darcy is pronounced similarly to Darcio. Other recommended similar baby names are Dacy, Daicy, Darach, Darby, Darek, Daric, Darick, Darko, Darry and Dirck. Like Darcy, these names are not commonly used.