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The Celtic usage meaning is "free man".
-- darbysmum  4/25/2005
This is also a kind of large trowel for levelling concrete.
-- wiswina  5/27/2005
This is the heroine's name in "The Pelican Brief", a book by John Grisham.
-- myrrhmade  8/19/2005
I'm a female Darby, and have discovered that there are some pretty bizare meanings of the name.
Darbies are manacles.
A Darby is both a large trowel for leveling concrete and a tool for leveling ceilings.
However, my mother named me after the Abraham Darby Rose. I think I prefer that namesake. Being named after manacles would be rather weird.
-- knittinghobo  4/27/2006
I love the sound of the name Darby. Boy or girl I am not sure about though. I kind of lean towards girl.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2006
Darby for a girl was used briefly during the 1990's, rating 816 on the top 1000 list. For a boy it was used briefly during the 1970's, rating 984 on the top 1000 list.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2006
Darby Carmichael, main character in the book Darby by Jonathon Scott Fuqua. Very good book, I recommend it.
-- Mitzi  2/8/2007
Patrick Dempsey named one of his twin sons Darby Galen.
-- Anonymous User  3/18/2007
I know two Darbys. Although I prefer the spelling Darbie I still like this name a lot.
-- Logan G  11/14/2007
I have met 3 Darby's. 2 spelled their name Darby, and the other Darbie. I much prefer Darbie.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/6/2008
I find the name ugly, and it sounds utterly masculine to me. The name would be horrible on females, even the somewhat masculine ones. Darcy sounds feminine to me, though, but this name reminds me of the masculine name Darwin, which is actually a pretty good name. Somehow this one just makes me think of very annoying and snobby Brits.
-- slight night shiver  5/19/2008
I'm a Darby, female, born in 1943, USA. I love the name! Years ago I did a bit of research on it's origins and discovered that one of the meanings, in old Celtic, is freeborn, or more elaborately, born free of envy. I do believe I also saw that it is related to Jeremiah, but I do not remember the source. The English meaning is deer park. I am lucky to have married a man of Italian heritage who's name means vegetable farmer!
-- darbyo  12/6/2008
Darby Crash, real name Jan Paul Beahm, was the vocalist for one of the greatest L.A punk bands, The Germs.
-- Psychedelica  3/31/2009
Darby is the little red haired girl in the My Friends Tigger & Pooh show. It is hinted that she might be Christopher Robin's little sister.
-- phanny3282  8/25/2009
Darby Shaw was the name of the main character in John Grisham's "The Pelican Brief" She was portrayed by Julia Roberts in the movie.
-- wbbuff  3/3/2010
Darby McGill, Sean Connery's character in a very early Disney live action/cartoon animation blend called Darby McGill and the Little People.
-- Jamesina  6/11/2010
It's actually Darby O'Gill and the Little People. Sean Connery's character is Michael McBride and Albert Sharpe plays Darby O'Gill.
-- Liesl  9/6/2011
I like Darby more than Darbie probably. Girl or boy.

For a boy I also have the strangest obsession with the name Barbie.
-- Anonymous User  3/2/2015
I am a Darby born in 1996. I'm 18 and people love my name. On my mother's side the last name Darbie was in the blood line. When my mother was 8yrs old she fell in love and told everyone she was going to name her first daughter Darby with a "y". My father joined the army when he was 17. His first recon team mission in Lithuania was called "Recon Team Darby" he fell in love with the name and told everyone his first daughter's name was going be Darby. Many years later, a 28 yr old my mom and a 38 yr old my dad met and figured out they were having a girl. It was such a coincidence that when they were both much younger and didn't even know each other they had the same first girl name stuck in their heads. I am part of like .002% of teen Darby's in this generation. I love my name. I get cool nicknames, Darb's, the Darbster, Darbasaur, I like it. And I enjoy meeting other people with such a unique name! Everyone's got a reason behind their given name and I love mine. I wouldn't change my name for the world!
-- Darkur6045  6/20/2015

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