"proud, haughty"

Dempsey Origin and Meaning

The name Dempsey is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "proud, haughty".

Spunky Irish surname that still has a pugnacious feel from its lingering association with one of boxing's greatest champs, Jack Dempsey. Many people may associate it more with Patrick Dempsey these days—McDreamy from TV's Grey's Anatomy.

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Famous People Named Dempsey

  • Dempsey BurgesU.S. Congressman from North Carolina
  • Dempsey Cothrin WilsonAmerican racing driver
  • (Perce) Dempsey TablerAmerican actor
  • Dempsey TravisAmerican civil rights activist
  • Dempsey HovlandAmerican baseball promoter
  • Dempsey PappionAmerican actor
  • Dempsey W. MorganAmerican WWII pilot of the Tuskegee Airmen
  • Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey IIIAmerican baseball catcher
  • Quinlin Dempsey Stiller (b. 2005)son of actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor
  • Jack DempseyAmerican boxer
  • Patrick DempseyAmerican actor
  • Clint DempseyAmerican soccer player

Dempsey in Pop Culture

  • "Dempsey and Makepeace" British TV series about main character Lt. James Dempsey
  • Zachary "Zach" Dempseycharacter in Jay Asher's novel and Netflix's series 13 Reasons Why

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