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What does Dempsey mean?

Dempsey Pronunciation of Dempsey [dempsey] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Dempsey is "proud". Boxer Jack Dempsey.

Associated with: irish, proud (noble).


Dempsey has 1 variant: Dempsy.

Creative forms:
(male) Dempley, Dersey, ..

(female) Dempie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dempsey Felipe (D.F.), ..

How popular is Dempsey?

Dempsey is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#1215 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Dempsey reached its peak position of #788 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is presently at #1991. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dempsey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dempsey outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Darsey, Delaney, Demas, Demos, Dempster, Denbey, Denley, Denney, Derbey, Destrey, Dewey, Dorsey, Jamsey, Jessey, Kelsey, Mersey, Pompey, Ramsey and Remmey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dempsey.

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