Diarmaid

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Diarmaid
Gender Masculine
Language(s) Irish
Origin
Derivation uncertain

Diarmaid (Irish pronunciation: [dʲiəɾˠ.mˠədʲ]) is a masculine given name in the Irish language. Earlier forms of the name include Diarmit and Diarmuit. Variations of the name include Diarmait and Diarmuid. Anglicised forms of the name include Dermot (/ˈdɜr.mət/, or Hiberno-English /ˈdɛr.mət/) and Dermod. The etymology of the name is uncertain. There is a possibility that the name is derived in part from , which means "without"; and either from airmit, which means "injunction", or airmait, which means "envy".[1] The Scottish Gaelic form of the name is Diarmad; Anglicised forms of this name include Diarmid and Dermid.[2]

People with the name[edit]

Diarmaid
Diarmait
Diarmuid
Dermot

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, pp. 74, 345, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1 .
  2. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, p. 401, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1 .