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Boy Name: Darnley

Name: Darnley
Pronunciation: \d(a)-rn-ley, dar-nley\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: grassy meadow
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Darnel, Darnell, Darneil, Darnall, Thornley
Similar Names: Farnley, Daryle, Denley, Dunley, Dunnley, Fernley, Farnly, Farnlee, Farnlea, Hernley
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 41003


Darnley \d(a)-rn-ley, dar-nley\ as a boy's name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Darnley is "grassy meadow". Place name. Darnel is a type of grass. Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, was the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, and father of James VI of Scotland and I of England.

Baby names that sound like Darnley are Darnel, Darnell, Darneil, Darnall and Thornley. Other similar baby names are Farnley, Daryle, Denley, Dunley, Dunnley, Fernley, Farnly, Farnlee, Farnlea and Hernley.


Darnley is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#41003 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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