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Darcy

Darcy is a unisex given name which comes from a surname with two origins and meanings. The first is that it’s derived from Norman French d’Arcy, a locational surname meaning “from Arcy”. Arcy is of uncertain meaning though it could be linked to Gaulish artio meaning “bear” with the locative suffix -acum (settlement) so the name means “bear settlement”. Darcy is also an Irish surname, the anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dorchaidhe meaning “descendant of Dorchaidh”, the latter derived from Irish dorcha meaning “dark, gloomy; obscure; morose”.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Old Irish

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Variants:

  • D’Arcy (English, French)
  • Darcey (English)
  • Darci (English)
  • Darcee (English)
  • Darcie (English)
  • Darsee (English)

 

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