Gender: Female Meaning of Dervla: "daughter of the poet" Origin of Dervla: Anglicized form of Irish Dearbhla or Deirbhile

Dervla Origin and Meaning

The name Dervla is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "daughter of the poet".

Tongue twister of a name common in Ireland in both its Gaelic and its Anglicized forms. American or British parents looking for an Irish name that's still largely unknown in the outside world might consider this.

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Pop Culture References for the name Dervla

Deirbhile, Derval, Dervila, Dervilia, Derbáil


paulapuddephatt Says:


I like the meaning very much.

peigin.leitir.moir Says:


The Irish spelling of this is "Dearbhla". I don't think it's a tongue-twister, but maybe that's because I speak Irish?