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What does Denzel mean?

Denzel Pronunciation of Denzel [den-zel] as a boys' name is pronounced DEN-zul. It is of English origin. A place name in Cornwall. Actor Denzel Washington.


Denzel has 5 variants: Denzell, Denziel, Denzil, Denzill and Denzyl.

Creative forms:
(male) Denzelle, ..

(female) Denzelly, ..

Middle name pairings:
Denzel Sawyer (D.S.), ..

How popular is Denzel?

Denzel is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#50055 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Denzel entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #311 in the U.S. in the year 1993, and is at #1060 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Denzel (#1060 in recent rankings) are Denzell and Denzil. These forms of Denzel were popular with parents 22 years ago (adoption of 0.05%) and are now much less popular (adoption 0.01%, 80.7%), with the form Denzel becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Denzel, Denzell, Denzil in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Denzel and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Denzel is pronounced similarly to Donzel. Other recommended names are Angel, Ansel, Anwel, Avenel, Bethel, Betuel, Dael, Danal, Daneal, Danell, Danial, Daniel, Dannel, Dantel, Danyel, Darcel, Darnel, Deane, Deangelo, Decker, Deen, Deiniol, Dekel, Delmer, Denbey, Dene, Denham, Denies, Denley, Denlie, Dennes, Dennet, Denney, Denny, Denver, Derell, Derrel, Derril, Derryl, Deryl, Deryll, Deverel, Dexter, Dezi, Donal, Donnel, Donnell, Dontell, Doriel, Dorrel, Dunley, Dunne, Feiwel, Franzel, Hanzel, Hazel, Hertzel, Herzel, Kaniel, Kemuel, Kendel, Lemuel, Manuel, Mendel, Merrel, Neel, Newel, Ohngel (see Angel), Pazel, Randel, Ronel, Wendel, Wenzel and Zindel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Denzel.