Darby Meaning and Origin

The name Darby is a unisex name meaning “without envy or deer settlement” and is of Irish and Norse origin. In Ireland, Darby is an anglicized form of the Irish surname Ó Dorchaidhe, which means “descendant of Dorchaidhe.” The Irish personal name Dorchaidhe is derived from “dorcha,” meaning “dark” or “gloomy.” The name Darby can also be traced back to the Old French word “d’Heribert,” a combination of the elements “d'” (of) and “Heribert,” which is a Germanic name meaning “bright army.” The popularity of the name Darby has varied over time. It has never been extremely popular, but it has maintained a moderate usage. Its popularity as a given name has been higher in the United States during the 20th century.

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