Irish, Anglicization of Diarmaid
"free from envy"

Dermot Origin and Meaning

The name Dermot is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "free from envy".

Dermot is an appealing, relatively undiscovered Irish mythological hero's name long popular in the Old Country, and imported into the American consciousness by actor Dermot Mulroney. We see it in the next Celtic wave following Connor and Liam.

The name Dermot was borne by several early kings and a number of saints, as well as the legendary king of Tara. A further plus: The legendary Diarmaid 
(pronounced DEER-mit), a member of the band of Finn MacCool, had a mark on his face that caused women to fall instantly and madly in love with him.

Kermit the Frog owes his name to a regional variant of Dermot.

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Famous People Named Dermot

  • Dermot MulroneyAmerican actor
  • (Seán) Dermot Fintan O'LearyBritish television and radio presenter
  • Dermot Christopher AhernIrish cabinet minister
  • Dermot WeldIrish racehorse trainer
  • Dermot John MorganIrish actor/comedian
  • Dermot GallagherIrish football referee
  • Deromt KennedyIrish singer,songwriter

Dermot in Pop Culture

  • Dermot Poveycharacter on British sitcom "Men Behaving Badly"

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