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Gender: Male Meaning of Dabney: "from Aubigny" Origin of Dabney: French

The name Dabney is a boy's name of French origin meaning "from Aubigny". Dabney and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Dapper-sounding choice with old American roots (Dabney Cosby was a 19th century Virginian architect who worked with Thomas Jefferson on some of that state's most iconic buildings). Dabney Montgomery was Martin Luther King Jr's bodyguard, giving this name yet more American history depth. Dab is a sweet nickname option for this name.

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Famous People Named Dabney

Dabney Wharton Coleman, American actor
Dabney Carr, best friend and brother-in-law of US Founding Father Thomas Jefferson
Dabney Carr, American jurist; son of the above
Dabney Herndon Maury, US Confederate Civil War general
Dabney dos Santos, Dutch footballer
(Patricia) Dabney Langhorne Friedrich, female US federal judge

Pop Culture References for the name Dabney

Dabney Donovan, villain in DC Comics
Dabney Birdsong, character in "The Romantic Comedians" (1926) by Ellen Glasgow
Humperdink Dabney "Grandpa" Duck, character in Disney's Donald Duck comics
Dabney Fairchild, a fresh and beautiful 17-year-old girl in Eudora Welty's "Delta Wedding" (1946)
Mrs. Dabney, character on TV's "Good Luck Charlie"

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