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Denzel Meaning and Origin

Denzel is a boy’s name of Cornish origin, meaning “from the high stronghold.” The name Denzel has multiple origins. It is primarily a Cornish surname derived from the Cornish place name “Denysel,” which means “fort of the Danes” or “Dane’s hill.” It can also be traced back to the Celtic name “Dinsdale,” which means “valley” or “dell.” Denzel became more widely recognized as a given name following the success of American actor Denzel Washington, who gained prominence in the 1980s. The name Denzel experienced a surge in popularity in the United States during the 1990s and early 2000s, likely influenced by Washington’s fame. However, it remains relatively uncommon compared to more popular names.

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