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What does Darcy mean?

Darcy /dar-cy/ as a boys' name (also used more commonly 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.

Associated with: irish, dark, norman, literary, hero


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

Affiliated boy name: Darcel.

Darcy has 1 feminine form: Dorcey.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Dancy, Darce, ..

(female) Darsa, Darty, ..

How popular is Darcy?

Darcy is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#6709 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Darcy for boys. Darcy entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #949 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 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 and Dorsey. Other recommended names are Dabny, Dace, Dacey, Dack, Dacy, Daffy, Dagny, Dahey, Dahy, Daicey, Daicy, Daily, Daley, Daly, Danby, Dandy, Danny, Dar, Darach, Daran, Darbey, Darby, Dard, Darek, Darel, Daren, Daric, Darick, Darin, Dario, Darko, Daron, Darro, Darry, Darryl, Darryn, Dart, Darwyn, Daryl, Daryn, Davey, Davy, Day, Derby, Derry, Dirck, Dory, Dray, Jacy, Kacy, Lacy, Macy, Pearcy, Percy and Yancy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Darcy.