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What does Dermot mean?

Dermot Pronunciation of Dermot [der-mot] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Dermot is "free man". Actor Dermot Mulroney.

Associated with: irish.


Dermot has 3 variants: Dermott, Diarmid and Diarmuld.

Related boy names: Derry, Kermit and Jeremiah.

Creative forms:
(male) Darmot, Dermid, ..

(female) Dero, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dermot Gage (D.G.), ..

How popular is Dermot?

Dermot is a rare given name for men. Dermot is also a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Dermot (not ranked) are Jeremiah (#55 in 2015), Kermit and Derry. Adoption of these forms of Dermot was at its highest in 2010 (average #1350) and is almost as widespread today (#1351, 12.2% less usage), but with the form Kermit falling out of fashion. Jeremiah is the most chic baby name here. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derry, Jeremiah, Kermit in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dermot and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Daemon, Daimon, Damon, Dario, Darion, Darko, Darro, Darrol, Dart, Darton, Darwon (see Darwin), Daymon, Deacon, Deavon, Deems, Dejon, Dekota, Deleon, Delios, Delmar, Delmer, Delmon, Delmont, Delmor (see Delmar), Delmore, Delos, Delroi (see Delroy), Delron, Delton, Delvon, Demar, Demas, Demos, Denman, Derald, Derbie, Derby, Dereck, Derek, Derell, Deric, Derik, Derk, Deron, Derrek, Derrel, Derril, Derrin, Derrold (see Darold), Derron, Derryk, Dervon, Derwent, Derwin, Derwyn, Deryck, Deryll, Desmond, Deston, Deveon, Devlon, Devron, Deyon, Diderot, Diot, Doron, Dumont, Durant, Emmot, Heriot, Hermon, Heroot (see Cherut), Jerrot, Vermont and Wescot. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dermot.

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