Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DEHN-zil  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From a surname that 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.

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Entry updated June 13, 2019