Dervla and Derval are female Irish given names, anglicised from Deirbhile and Dearbhail, respectively. Dearbhla is a Gaelicised hybrid of the two names. Deirbhile means "daughter of the filí [poet]". Dearbháil, a common medieval name, may mean "daughter of Fál", Fál being a poetic name for Ireland; or else "true desire".
People with these names include:
- Deirbhile, Dervla
- Darbiled or Deirbhile, an anchoress who founded a monastery at Erris in the sixth century
- Dervla Kirwan (born 1971) Irish actress
- Dervla Murphy (born 1931) Irish travel writer
- Dervla Burke, musician in the country band Crystal Swing
- Dervla Magennis, contestant in series 1 of The Voice of Ireland
- Derbáil, Dearbháil, Dearbhail, Derval
- Dearbhail inion Tadhg mac Cathal (died 925), aunt of Cathal mac Conchobair, king of Connacht
- Derval O'Rourke (born 1981), sprint hurdler
- Derval Symes, visual artist
- Dearbhla Dillon, character in the soap opera Fair City
- Dervla Nolan, character in the novel Dead Famous
- Dervla Dove, child character in the novel Flight of the Doves
- Cresswell, Julia (1996). Collins Gem Irish First Names. HarperCollins. pp. 89–90. ISBN 9780004709420.
- Corráin, Donnchadh Ó; Maguire, Fidelma (1981). Gaelic personal names. Academy Press. ISBN 9780906187395.
- O'Brien, Kathleen M. "Derbáil / Dearbháil". Index of Names in Irish Annals. medievalscotland.org. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
- Coghlan, Ronan (1979). Irish Christian names: an A-Z of first names. Johnston and Bacon.
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