"town by the ditch"

Digby Origin and Meaning

The name Digby is a boy's name of Scandinavian, Norse origin meaning "town by the ditch".

Digby is a place-name in Lincolnshire turned surname turned quirky first name that is starting to get some attention.

Diggory is a similar name found in both Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit and Hardy's Return of the Native.

# 1240 on Nameberry

Digby Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Digby Popularity

Famous People Named Digby

  • Digby SmithEnglish military historian
  • Digby FairweatherEnglish jazz cornettist
  • Digby Marritt JonesBaron Jones of Birmingham, British Minister of State for Trade and Investment
  • Digby DenhamAustralian politician, former premier of Queensland

Digby in Pop Culture

  • Digbydog on TV's "Pushing Daisies"
  • DigbyNova Scotia, Canada
  • Arthur Rowe/"Digby" central character in "The Ministry of Fear" (1943) by Graham Greene
  • Digbycharacter in video game "Animal Crossing: New Leaf"