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Gender: F Meaning of Dymphna: "fawn" Origin of Dymphna: Anglicized form of Irish Damhnait

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Dymphna, also spelled Dympna, is the name of an Irish virgin martyr. The story goes that she was a Celtic princess who fled to Belgium to escape the abusive attentions of her father, and his mad actions led to her becoming the patron saint of the insane.

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There have been two noted writers with this name, the Australian Dymphna Cusack and the Irish travel writer Dymphna Byrne.

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