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Gender: Male Meaning of Denzel: "from the high stronghold" Origin of Denzel: Cornish

Denzel Origin and Meaning

The name Denzel is a boy's name of Cornish origin meaning "from the high stronghold".

This old Cornish name took on a whole new identity via Denzel Washington, who has inspired several thousand namesakes. The actor was named after his father, who was named for a Dr. Denzel, who delivered him.

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Pop Culture References for the name Denzel

Denzill, Denziel, Denzyl, Denzille, Denzil, Denzelle, Denzell

Comments

Ruanne Says:

2018-01-01T17:59:19

This is a very cool name. It's definitely cooler with the accent on the second syllable.

headintheclouds Says:

2016-06-30T11:49:52

Denzel's an unusual name that feels very grounded and sounds like it should be a quirky kind of classic. It certainly has an appealing sound and look to it, and the actor Denzel Washington has definitely lent lots of charm and gravitas towards his name. I'd love to see this handsome name see more use IRL. Pronunciation-wise, I prefer DenZEL much more than DENzel (this pn reminds me of the unfortunately-named Dweezil Zappa), though it might not be the original "correct" way to say it.

ShannonLim Says:

2015-05-06T14:03:55

Recently met a Denzel. Sweet but playful 5 year old boy.

Guest Says:

2014-07-23T14:56:02

A while ago I saw an interview where Denzel said his name is actually pronounced DENzel not denZEL but he only pronounces it the latter way to differentiate himself from his dad. Interesting.