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Dermot (M)>

Dermot (male)

Variants:Darby (M) Dermid (M) Diarmad (M) Diarmaid (M) Diarmait (M) Diarmid (M)
Pet Name(s):Darby (M)
Derivative of:Demetrius (M)
Lesser Synonym(s):Jeremiah (M)
Can be spelt:Dermuit (M)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

Irish Anglicized form of Diarmaid/Diarmait, from the Gaelic "free from envy". In Ireland Dermot or its alternative spelling Dermuit is often changed to Jeremiah although this has a different origin.

The Irish Gaelic name Diarmait [and variants] may be Anglicized as Darby although Dermot is more usual. It is for this reason that Darby may be found as a pet name for Dermot.

Derived ultimately from Demetrius [q.v.].