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PronouncedPron.DE-ryən Irish

Meaning & History

Means "sullen, tempestuous" in Irish. This was the name of several characters in Irish legend, including a daughter of Bodb Derg who poisoned Fionn mac Cumhail.
VariantsDaireann, Doirend Irish Mythology

Sources & References

  • Alexander MacBain, An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (1982)
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute