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

The name Dempsey is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "proud, haughty". Dempsey and is often added to lists like Athletic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Who's their sibling?".

From the experts:

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 Burges, U.S. Congressman from North Carolina
Dempsey Cothrin Wilson, American racing driver
(Perce) Dempsey Tabler, American actor
Dempsey Travis, American civil rights activist
Dempsey Hovland, American baseball promoter
Dempsey Pappion, American actor
Dempsey W. Morgan, American WWII pilot of the Tuskegee Airmen
Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey III, American baseball catcher
Quinlin Dempsey Stiller (b. 2005), son of actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor
Jack Dempsey, American boxer
Patrick Dempsey, American actor
Clint Dempsey, American soccer player

Pop Culture References for the name Dempsey

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

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