Name: Dempsey

Origin and Meaning of the Name Dempsey

  • Meaning:
    Proud, haughty
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  • Meaning:
    Son of Díomasach
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (DEMP see)
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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The surname Dempsey is an anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic last name Ó Díomasach, meaning 'descendant of Díomasach'. Díomasach is a Gaelic byname meaning 'proud' or 'haughty', which is itself derived from 'díomas' ('pride').

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