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Boy Names Starting with Den-

Den- baby names and what they mean, with 13 results. Den- names are used more often as masculine names. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread 7 decades ago (USAGE OF 1.06%) and has become significantly less since (USAGE 0.06%, 94%), with names like Denzel becoming less in vogue. Denver (#677) is the most trendy boy name in this compilation, while Denn (TOP 12%) and Dent (2%) are familiar Den- last names.

Den- names

Denali - Denzel

.. Mount McKinley, over 20,000 ft. Denahi is a marginally prominent boys' name. See also Danal.

Denby and variants

Denby, var. Denny1, Dennie1, Denney1, Denbey
Stems fr. Scandinavian. "The Dane's village." Common as surnames, and Denby (TOP 12%) is comparable to popular -by last names Dalby (TOP 11%), Demby (12%).

Form of Dean. Stems fr. Old English. "Valley; church official." Compare surnames Dehne, Dee. Cross-gender use.

Based on Old English word. "Village in a valley." Scarcely used as a boys' name, Denham is used more often as a last name. See also Denman.

Origin fr. Scottish word. .. English actor Denholm Elliot. Denholm was not among 2018's Top names.

Denis and variants

Denis1, var. Denys1
Derived fr. French, Greek. "Follower of Dionysius." Denys is unconventional as a birth name among the versions of Denis.

Denley, var. Denly, Denlie
Root fr. Old English language. "Meadow near the valley." Derley and Donley are creative forms.

Derivative of Old English element. "Man who lives in the valley." Rare. Denman (cf. Dowan, Delavan) uses the -an suffix. See also Demyan.

.. one of the Scandinavian countries. Denmark was not a Top birth name in 2018.

Dennis and variants

Dennis, var. Denys2, Dennys, Denny2, Dennison1, Dennie2, Dennet, Denney2, Dennes, Denis2, Denies, Den1
Origin fr. English, Greek languages. "Follower of Dionysius." Denis, Dennie, Dennis and Denny are more familiar as boys' names among these versions.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Den- names: Denis, Dennie, Dennis, Denny, Denver

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Den- names: Denzel, Denzell, Denzil

Dennison2, var. Dennyson, Denison, Den2
From Old English word. "Son of Dennis." Not Top 2000 names.


Stems fr. Old English, French words. "Green valley." Adoption of Denver as a boys' name in 2018 was up a lot compared to 10 years ago.

Denzel and variants

Denzel, var. Denzyl, Denzill, Denzil, Denziel, Denzell
Root fr. English. A place name in Cornwall .. Denziel, Denzill and Denzyl are more rarefied as birth names among the variations of Denzel.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Den- names for boys.

1. Denali - Denzel
Denali, Denby [Denny, Dennie, Denney, Denbey], Dean [Dene], Denham, Denholm, Denis [Denys], Denley [Denly, Denlie], Denman, Denmark, Dennis [Denys, Denny, Dennys, Dennie, Denney, Dennet, Dennes, Dennison, ..], Dennison [Den, Denison, Dennyson], Denver, Denzel [Denzyl, Denzil, Denzill, Denziel, Denzell]

Usage comparison for Den- names