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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.DEN-z!l
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Meaning & History

From a surname which originally denoted a person from the manor of Denzell in Cornwall. This given name was borne by several members of the noble Holles family starting in the 16th century, notably the statesman Denzil Holles (1599-1680). They were named for John Denzel, an ancestor whose home was Denzell.
VariantDenzel

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currently out of the US top 1000, nobility, surnames
Entry updated October 30, 2011   Contribute