Baby Name: Denzel
Adopted from the Cornish surname Denzell, a personal name from a place in Cornwall. The name became popular by association to two-time Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington. His career started in television during the 1970s and 1980s. After moving to film, he received his first Oscar nomination in 1989. Parents discovered the name and it debuted on the popularity chart in 1990.