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Gender: F Meaning of Dymphna: "fawn" Origin of Dymphna: Anglicized form of Irish Damhnait

Dymphna, also spelled Dympna, is the name of an Irish virgin martyr. The story goes that she was a Celtic princess who fled to Belgium to escape the abusive attentions of her father, and his mad actions led to her becoming the patron saint of the insane.

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There have been two noted writers with this name, the Australian Dymphna Cusack and the Irish travel writer Dymphna Byrne.

Famous People Named Dymphna

Saint Dymphna, 7th-century Irish martyr (patron saint of victims of depression, anxiety, OCD, and mental disorders)
Dymphna Byrne, Irish travel writer
(Hilma) Dymphna Clark, Australian linguist
Dymphna Cusack, Australian novelist

Pop Culture References for the name Dymphna

Dymphy is the Dutch form of Dymphna.