"Lost one"

Diggory Origin and Meaning

The name Diggory is a boy's name of French origin meaning "Lost one".

This buoyant name has the same bouncy rhythm as Rafferty and Barnaby, but is virtually unused. It has plenty of literary cred, too: characters in The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter and Thomas Hardy’s The Return of the Native have all borne the name.

The name is used in Cornwall, but originates from a Breton medieval poem about Sir Degare. Degare most likely comes from the French word egare, which means "astray". .

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Diggory in Pop Culture

  • Diggory Venncharacter in Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native
  • Diggory Comptoncharacter on British soap "Coronation Street"
  • Cedric and Amos Diggorycharacters in the Harry Potter series

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