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Of English origin.

Originally used as a surname in the form of Denzil.

From the place Denzell, in Cornwall, England.

The Cornwall estates were named after the Denzell family.

Last of the Denzell’s was John Denzel who served as attorney to Elizabeth of York, the first Tudor Queen, in England.

Sources also mention Denzel as a name of Cornish, Celtic origin, meaning “from the stronghold”.

Famous bearers are Denzel Washington, Denzel Valentine, Denzel Dominique Whitaker,  Denzel Curry, Denzel Dion.

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