Given Name DYMPHNA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Irish
PRONOUNCED: DIMF-na  [details]

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of DAMHNAIT. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint who was martyred by her father. She is the patron saint of the mentally ill.
VARIANTS: Damhnait, Devnet, Dympna

Categories

animals, baby animals, deer, martyrs, saints, victims
Entry updated July 28, 2009