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Meaning & History

Traditionally said to mean "ever good", it might be related to Old Irish feidil "enduring, constant". This was the name of three early kings of Munster. It was also borne by a 6th-century saint, typically called Saint Felim. In Irish legend, it was the name of the father of Deirdre.

Related Names

VariantsFedelmid, Fedlimid(Old Irish) Fedelmid, Fedlimid(Irish Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesFeidhlim, Feilim, Felim, Phelim, Feidhlimidh(Irish)


Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from
Entry updated January 21, 2022