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Gender: M Meaning of Kermit: "free man" Origin of Kermit: Irish, variant of Diarmaid/Dermot

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Kermit was a Top 500 name until the 1960s, not coincidentally the decade in which Kermit the Frog became well known, proving that it isn't easy being green, even for a name. But we think it's time for some of those appealing Sesame Street names--Kermit, Elmo, Grover--to be taken out of that context and be considered on their own.

Historically, Kermit is known via Kermit Roosevelt, soldier and explorer son of President Theodore Roosevelt.

And if you're still not convinced, you can consider Dermot.

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Famous People Named Kermit

Kermit Roosevelt, son of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt
Kermit Ruffins, American jazz trumpeter
Kermit Maynard, American actor and stuntman
Kermit Cintron, Puerto Rican boxer
Kermit Alan Washington, American basketball player
Kermit Ernest Hollingshead Love, American Muppet puppeteer
Kermit Weeks, American aviator
Kermit Murdock, film, television and radio actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Kermit

Kermit the Frog, character on Sesame Street and member of the Muppets
Kermit, youtuber Jenna Marbles' Italian greyhound
Kermit, minor character on Showtime TV series "Shameless"