Kermit (given name)

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Kermit
Gender male
Origin
Word/name Manx
Meaning son of Dermot

Kermit is a male given name found mainly in the United States. It is a variant spelling of Kermode, a surname in the Isle of Man, which itself is a Manx language variant of Mac Diarmata, an Irish language patronymic anglicised MacDermot.[1] The name Kermit came to prominence through Kermit Roosevelt (1889–1943), son of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt,[1] named for a Manx ancestor.[2] The character Kermit the Frog, introduced in 1955, made the name known internationally through the television program The Muppet Show.

People with the given name Kermit[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006). A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press. p. 276. ISBN 9780198610601. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Fallows, Samuel (1901). "Theodore Roosevelt". Life of William McKinley, our martyred president: with short biographies of Lincoln and Garfield, and a comprehensive life of President Roosevelt, containing the masterpieces of McKinley's eloquence, and a history of anarchy, its purposes and results. Chicago: Regan Printing House. p. 363. Retrieved 23 July 2012.