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

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.

Famous People Named Dervla

Dervla Kirwan, Irish actress
Dervla Murphy, Irish travel author
Dervla Magennis, Irish pop singer
Dervla Burke, Irish singer of group Crystal Swing

Pop Culture References for the name Dervla

Dervla Nolan, character in "Dead Famous" by Ben Elton
Dervla Dove, child in book/film "Flight of the Doves"
Dervla, dog on British TV series "Casualty"

Deirbhile, Derval, Dervila, Dervilia, Derbáil