The name Kermit is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "free man". Kermit and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".
From the experts:
Kermit was a Top 500 name until the 1960s, not coincidentally the decade in which Kermit the Frog became well known, proving that it isn't easy being green, even for a name.
But we think it's time for some of those appealing Sesame Street names--Kermit, Elmo, Grover--to be taken out of that context and be considered on their own.
Historically, Kermit is known via Kermit Roosevelt, soldier and explorer son of President Theodore Roosevelt.
And if you're still not convinced, you can consider Dermot.