Irish or Norse, "free from envy, or, from the deer estate"
"free from envy, or, from the deer estate"

Darby Origin and Meaning

The name Darby is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Irish, Scandinavian, Norse origin meaning "free from envy, or, from the deer estate".
Once a common boys' name in Ireland (e. g. , Darby O'Gill and the Little People), the dynamic Darby now has a definite unisex feel. Actor Paul Rudd has a young daughter named Darby.
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Famous People Named Darby

  • Darby StanchfieldAmerican actress
  • Darby Anne WalkerAmerican actress
  • Darby Rudd (b. 2010)daughter of American actor Paul Rudd
  • Darby Warddaughter of former footballer Ashley Ward and RHOC star Dawn Ward

Darby in Pop Culture

  • Darby Shawmain character in "The Pelican Brief"
  • Darbycharacter on TV's "Second Noah"
  • Darbyhuman character on animated series "My Friends Tigger and Pooh"
  • Darby Cartermain character in the show "Love Life"

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