Denzel - boys name

Denzel name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 75%

Denzel name meaning:

The name Denzel is of English origin and is commonly used as a boy's name. It is derived from the surname Denzell or Denzil, which originated from a place name in Cornwall, England. The meaning of the name Denzel is not entirely clear, as it has various interpretations. One possible meaning is "from the high stronghold" or "from the high hill." This interpretation suggests strength, resilience, and the ability to overcome obstacles.

Another interpretation of the name Denzel is "powerful" or "great one." This meaning highlights leadership qualities and a dominant personality. Denzel is a unique and somewhat uncommon name, which adds to its appeal. It has gained popularity due to its association with the renowned American actor Denzel Washington, who has brought recognition to the name. Overall, the name Denzel carries a sense of strength, power, and distinction, making it an attractive choice for parents looking for a name with a strong and meaningful connotation for their baby boy.

Origin: Cornish

A place name that became a first name. Denzil.

Related names

Denzel , Denzell

Other boys names beginning with D


Overall UK ranking: 1184 out of 4789

23 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Denzel

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