Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. DEH-ryən(Irish)
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Meaning & History

Possibly from the Old Irish prefix der "daughter" and finn "white, fair". Alternatively it may be derived from Irish doireann meaning "sullen, tempestuous" [1]. This was the name of several characters in Irish legend, including a daughter of Bodb Derg who poisoned Fionn mac Cumhaill after he spurned her advances.

Related Names

VariantsDaireann, Doirend(Irish Mythology)

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Sources & References

  1. MacBain, Alexander. An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, entry doireann, available from http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/MB2/.

Entry updated January 21, 2022