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

Dymphna Origin and Meaning

The name Dymphna is a girl's name meaning "fawn".

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. One of the most classic Irish names for girls, Dymphna is considered a bit dated in its native land.

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kankhen Says:


This name is pretty until you read all that info...

lesliemarion Says:


A name with a history like that and a sound like lymphoma---- not a winner!