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Darcy is quite a versatile name. It's been used for boys and girls throughout history, though it's more common for girls these days. It's been both a given name and a surname. It has three different meanings. And it's a name largely associated with literature. While Darcy hasn't been a top 1,000 baby name for boys or girls in a few decades, we could see this sweet moniker making a comeback. It works well with a variety of classic and current middle names.

Meaning of the name Darcy :

French: Dark-haired, from the fortress, from Arcy

Origin of the name Darcy :

Darcy was a surname after the Norman Conquest that became popular in England. It eventually became a common given name as well. It's thought to mean “dark-haired,” though it may also mean “from the fortress” or “from Arcy.”

Symbolism of the name Darcy :

Darcy doesn't offer too much in the way of symbolism. Most new parents will probably associate it with the literary character Mr. Darcy in the book “Pride and Prejudice.” It could also be chosen for a baby born with dark hair.

Style of the name Darcy :

Traditional, surname as a given name

Gender of the name Darcy :

Darcy is a unisex baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Darcy :


Number of syllables in the name Darcy :


Emotion evoked from the name Darcy :

The baby name Darcy evokes images of someone who is charismatic, outgoing, and charming.

Alternative spellings for the name Darcy :

  • Darcey
  • Darcie
  • Darci 
  • Darcee
  • Darsey

Nicknames for the name Darcy :

  • Dar

Popularity of the name Darcy :

According to the Social Security Administration, Darcy has been a top 1,000 baby name for boys and girls in the United States. For boys, it was on the list from 1970 to 1954. It was most popular in 1968 when it ranked at number 871. For girls, it was on the list between 1949 and 1994, and it was most popular in 1968 when it ranked at number 349.

Related names for the name Darcy :

  • Dara
  • Derr
  • Dagney
  • Daisy 
  • Darrin

Great middle names for Darcy and their meanings:

For Girls:

For Boys

Famous people with the name Darcy :

  • Darcy Blake (soccer player)
  • Darcy Dallas (hockey player)
  • Darcy LaPier (actress and model)
  • Darcy Sterling (actress)
  • Darcy Lang (soccer player)

Darcy in popular culture:

  • Darcy Edwards (character from the TV show “Degrassi: The Next Generation”)
  • Darcy (character on the TV show “Winx Club”)
  • Darcy Hudson (character on the TV show “A Country Practice”)
  • Darcy Lewish (character from the Marvel Comics Universer)
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