Darcy - girls name

Darcy name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Darcy name meaning:

The name Darcy is of Irish origin and has several meanings and interpretations. It is derived from the Irish surname Ó Dorchaidhe, which means "descendant of the dark one" or "son of the dark-haired one." The name Darcy can also be a variation of the French name D'Arcy, which means "from Arcy" or "from the fortress."

In literature, the name Darcy gained popularity through the character Fitzwilliam Darcy in Jane Austen's novel "Pride and Prejudice." Darcy is portrayed as a wealthy and proud gentleman, whose character undergoes a transformation throughout the story. As a result, the name Darcy is often associated with qualities such as integrity, loyalty, and inner growth.

Overall, the name Darcy carries a sense of uniqueness and strength. It can symbolize someone who is confident, determined, and has the ability to overcome challenges. The name Darcy has a timeless appeal and can be a great choice for parents seeking a name that combines tradition, literary significance, and a touch of elegance.

Origin: Celtic



Surnames, Unisex names

Related names

Darcy , Darcio, Darsey, Darsy, Dorcey

Other girls names beginning with D


Overall UK ranking: 146 out of 5581

351 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (187)

Historical popularity of Darcy

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