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Gender: F Meaning of Dervla: "daughter of the poet" Origin of Dervla: Anglicized form of Irish Dearbhla or Deirbhile

Tongue twister of a name common in Ireland in both its Gaelic and its Anglicized forms. American or British parents looking for an Irish name that's still largely unknown in the outside world might consider this.

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Famous People Named Dervla

Dervla Kirwan, Irish actress (born Deirbhile)
Dervla Murphy, Irish author (whose parents named her for the Irish president (Eamon) de Valera)

Pop Culture References for the name Dervla

Dervla Keogh (dog of Dylan Keogh) in BBC Casualty

Deirbhile, Derval, Dervila, Dervilia, Derbáil