Irish and Scottish
"devoted to the Virgin Mary"

Gilmore Origin and Meaning

The name Gilmore is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "devoted to the Virgin Mary".

For better or worse, this name is still firmly attached to the TV series Gilmore Girls. It's one of a number of Scottish and Irish surname names beginning with Gil, meaning "servant". In this case, it's "servant of Mary", making it a subtle male Marian name.

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Famous People Named Gilmore

  • Joseph H. Gilmore (18341918), hymnist
  • Gilmore David ClarkeAmerican civil engineer and landscape architect

Gilmore in Pop Culture

  • "The Gilmore Girls" TV series
  • 'Happy Gilmore" 1996 movie
  • Shaun Gilmorecharacter in Critical Role season 1.

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