Diarmaid, Dermot


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: uncertain
Gael (DEER-mid); Eng (DER-mut)
Diarmaid, a popular Irish male name, is of uncertain meaning. It has been suggested that it is derived from the Gaelic dí airmait meaning “without envy.” The name was born by several Irish Kings as well as the famous lover of Grainne in Irish legend. Dermot is the popular anglicized form. In Ireland Diarmid and Dermot usually end up with the nickname Derry (sounds like dairy). The designated name day is July 8.

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