Gender: Male Meaning of Dermot: "free from envy" Origin of Dermot: Irish, Anglicization of Diarmaid

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.

16 names similar to Dermot

These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Dermot. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Dermot, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!

Find other names based on Dermot using our baby name generator.


- this week

Famous People Named Dermot

Pop Culture References for the name Dermot

Dermitt, Dermott, Dermit, Diarmid, Diarmauid

Dermot's International Variations

Dermid, Dermit, Dermitt, Dermott, Diarmad (Scottish)


lesliemarion Says:


Dermot, like Kermit, seems to me a name that is both cute and cuddly and masculine.