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Gender: Female Meaning of Deryn: "bird" Origin of Deryn: Welsh

The name Deryn is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "bird". Deryn and is often added to lists like Bird Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

This 1950s Welsh bird name sounds less dated than our fifties Robin.

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Famous People Named Deryn

Deryn Lake, English historical novelist
Deryn Rees-Jones, Welsh poet

Pop Culture References for the name Deryn

Deryn Sharp, a character in Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan trilogy

Deron, Derron, Derrin, Derrine, Derren


katheryn Says:


I found this searching for names that mean "bird" or "bird-like," and I was pleasantly surprised to see it. "Ava" names are great but getting a little too popular... Deryn looks beautiful and interesting but not inaccessible for English speakers.