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Dabney Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Dabney is of French origin.

The meaning of Dabney is "place name".  


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 boys given the name.  It ranked 13295 in popular baby names for girls with 7 occurrences. 

View the Dabney Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Dabney has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Dabney to other names.


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Dabney falls into the place name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Dabney Coleman.

Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Dabney in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.