Denzel

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10k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Denzel mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Denzel

"Denzel" is a name of English origin, and it means "From Denzell in Cornwall". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Denzel

Denzel Washington is an actor and filmmaker. He was most active from 1974 to present. Denzel was given the name Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. on December 28th, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.

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Roy Wood$ is a hip hop music and contemporary r&b rapping, singing, and songwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 2014 to present. Roy was given the name Denzel Spencer on April 18th, 1996 in Brampton.

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Denzel Valentine is a basketball player for the Michigan State Spartans and Michigan State Spartans men's basketball in the Big Ten Conference. Denzel was born on November 16th, 1993.

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Denzel Whitaker is an actor, songwriter, and rapper. His ongoing career started in 2001. Denzel was given the name Denzel Dominique Whitaker on June 15th, 1990 in Torrance, California, U.S.

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Denzel Slager is a soccer player for the LA Galaxy II, FC Utrecht, RKC Waalwijk, Coventry City F.C., Orange County Blues FC, and Curaçao national under-20 football team. Denzel was born on May 2nd, 1993 in Utrecht.

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Denzel Perryman is an athlete for the San Diego Chargers. Denzel was born on December 5th, 1992 in Miami.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Denzel

He breathed his last breath in 1535.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1906 6 0 6
1909 5 0 5
1910 6 0 6
1911 6 0 6
1913 13 0 13
1914 20 5 15
1915 23 0 23
1916 40 7 33
1917 28 0 28
1918 21 5 16
1919 15 0 15
1920 23 0 23
1921 33 0 33
1922 32 6 26
1923 31 0 31
1924 26 0 26
1925 24 0 24
1926 36 0 36
1927 23 7 16
1928 30 0 30
1929 20 0 20
1930 28 0 28
1931 16 0 16
1932 33 0 33
1933 17 0 17
1934 21 0 21
1935 22 0 22
1936 10 0 10
1937 21 0 21
1938 16 0 16
1939 18 0 18
1940 8 0 8
1941 27 0 27
1942 21 0 21
1943 20 0 20
1944 18 0 18
1945 8 0 8
1946 16 0 16
1947 10 0 10
1948 11 0 11
1949 14 0 14
1950 14 0 14
1951 13 0 13
1952 8 0 8
1953 16 0 16
1954 11 0 11
1955 15 0 15
1956 12 0 12
1957 17 0 17
1958 9 0 9
1959 8 0 8
1960 7 0 7
1961 9 0 9
1962 7 0 7
1963 8 0 8
1964 10 0 10
1965 12 0 12
1966 8 0 8
1967 5 0 5
1968 7 0 7
1970 6 0 6
1971 7 0 7
1972 6 0 6
1973 7 0 7
1980 5 0 5
1982 7 0 7
1983 15 0 15
1984 28 0 28
1985 16 0 16
1986 28 0 28
1987 41 0 41
1988 53 0 53
1989 56 0 56
1990 502 6 496
1991 720 0 720
1992 767 0 767
1993 868 5 863
1994 736 0 736
1995 547 0 547
1996 465 0 465
1997 382 0 382
1998 295 0 295
1999 182 0 182
2000 214 0 214
2001 196 0 196
2002 252 0 252
2003 209 0 209
2004 248 0 248
2005 201 0 201
2006 196 0 196
2007 186 0 186
2008 212 0 212
2009 202 0 202
2010 180 0 180
2011 155 0 155
2012 200 0 200
2013 203 0 203
2014 183 0 183
2015 187 0 187
2016 175 0 175
2017 193 0 193

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Popularity of Denzel as a first name

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Popularity of Denzel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Denzel U.S.
  White 92.23% 64.26%
  African American 3.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Denzel

People with the last name Denzel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Denzel

  • How Popular is the name Denzel? Denzel is the 2,444th most popular name of all time. As a last name Denzel was the 50,659th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Denzel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,343 babies born with the first name Denzel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Denzel 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 Denzel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1906 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Denzel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Denzel is Friday, October 25th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Denzel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Denzel was in 1993 with a total of 863 babies.
  • Random Denzel Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Denzel ranks 74th in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 23 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Denzel: Your name in reverse order is Lezned. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nzeedl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Denzel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 412 people with the last name Denzel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Denzel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Denzel as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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