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Gender: M Meaning of Dempsey: "proud, haughty" Origin of Dempsey: Irish

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

Jack Dempsey, US boxer
Patrick Dempsey, US actor
Clint Dempsey, US soccer player
Quinlin Dempsey Stiller (b. 2005), son of actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor
Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey III, San Francisco Giants catcher

Pop Culture References for the name Dempsey

Dempsy, Dempster