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Darby

First Name
10k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
19k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Darby

"Darby" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the deer park farm". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dar"by
A plasterer's float, having two handles; -- used in smoothing ceilings, etc.
Wiktionary

From the English place name Derby, from Old Norse djúr (“deer”) + býr (“settlement”).

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name of modern usage, transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons With the Name Darby

Darby Stanchfield is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2000. Darby was born on April 29th, 1971 in Kodiak, Alaska, USA.

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Darby Crash was a punk rock singer-songwriter. Darby was given the name Jan Paul Beahm on September 26th, 1958. Darby is also known as Bobby Pyn and Darby Crash. He passed away on December 7th, 1980.

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Darby Hinton is an actor. Darby was born as the child of Ed Hinton (actor) on August 19th, 1957 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Darby Slick is a famous person.

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Darby Gould is a rock music, alternative rock, folk music, soul music, and blues singing. She plays Keyboard instrument, Ukulele, and Vocals. Her ongoing career started in 1977. Darby was given the name Darby Marie Gould .

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Darby Hendrickson is a hockey player. His career lasted from 1993 to 2007. Darby was born on August 28th, 1972 in Richfield, Minnesota.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Darby

Rhys Darby is an actor and comedian. He was most active from 1996 to present. Rhys was given the name Rhys Montague Darby on March 21st, 1974 in New Zealand.

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Kim Darby is an actress and actor. She was most active from 1962 to 1962. Kim was born on July 8th, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, US.

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William Orlando Darby is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.

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Mary Robinson was a noteworthy human. Mary was given the name Mary Darby on November 27th, 1757. She breathed her last breath on December 26th, 1800.

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Ronald Darby is an athlete for the Buffalo Bills. He has had major accomplishments since 2015. Ronald was born on January 2nd, 1994 in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

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Ernest Darby is a gangster, procuring (prostitution), and pharmaceutical industry.

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How popular is the baby name Darby in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 6 0 6
1915 5 0 5
1916 5 0 5
1919 6 0 6
1920 7 0 7
1922 5 0 5
1923 6 0 6
1925 11 0 11
1926 8 0 8
1928 10 0 10
1931 7 0 7
1932 5 0 5
1934 10 0 10
1935 5 0 5
1936 12 5 7
1937 7 0 7
1938 9 0 9
1939 14 8 6
1940 19 9 10
1941 14 7 7
1942 27 18 9
1943 26 18 8
1944 19 19 0
1945 16 10 6
1946 28 16 12
1947 37 22 15
1948 40 30 10
1949 38 27 11
1950 28 18 10
1951 33 16 17
1952 33 20 13
1953 35 17 18
1954 47 26 21
1955 71 51 20
1956 48 33 15
1957 52 27 25
1958 69 34 35
1959 81 34 47
1960 88 51 37
1961 88 53 35
1962 80 44 36
1963 66 36 30
1964 64 38 26
1965 48 32 16
1966 70 36 34
1967 83 52 31
1968 110 49 61
1969 155 53 102
1970 213 83 130
1971 184 88 96
1972 159 71 88
1973 123 46 77
1974 144 71 73
1975 93 43 50
1976 109 54 55
1977 95 50 45
1978 112 55 57
1979 91 55 36
1980 69 49 20
1981 128 95 33
1982 90 65 25
1983 97 67 30
1984 90 64 26
1985 111 84 27
1986 75 50 25
1987 79 51 28
1988 100 69 31
1989 107 72 35
1990 101 68 33
1991 91 59 32
1992 116 74 42
1993 158 126 32
1994 356 321 35
1995 539 491 48
1996 464 431 33
1997 437 401 36
1998 369 330 39
1999 334 298 36
2000 294 254 40
2001 253 217 36
2002 270 235 35
2003 261 215 46
2004 213 188 25
2005 222 197 25
2006 193 156 37
2007 231 189 42
2008 198 161 37
2009 159 136 23
2010 198 152 46
2011 172 135 37
2012 157 118 39
2013 151 119 32
2014 134 106 28
2015 137 110 27

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Popularity of Darby as a first name

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Popularity of Darby as a last name

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Common last names for Darby

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Darby U.S.
  White 62.17% 64.26%
  African American 32.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Darby

People with the last name Darby are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Darby

  • How Popular is the name Darby? Darby is the 2,392nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Darby was the 1,921st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Darby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,228 babies born with the first name Darby in the United States. That's more than enough people named Darby to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Darby? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Darby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Darby is Saturday, March 20th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Darby born? The highest recorded use of the first name Darby was in 1995 with a total of 491 babies.
  • Random Darby Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Darby is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1985.
  • Weird things about the name Darby: Your name in reverse order is Ybrad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Raydb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Darby? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,757 people with the last name Darby.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Darby? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Darby as their last name.

What Darby's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Darby mean?

Dis for dependable, on you I can rely.

Ais for admirers, and all that you have!

Ris for rational, the way you think.

Bis for beauty, that comes from within.

Yis for yes, always open to new possibilities

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.