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Marmaduke - Meaning of Marmaduke

What does Marmaduke mean?

Meaning of the name MarmadukeDukeMaelmaedocMadocMarmedukeMadockDocMadogMaddockMadeg

[ 3 syll. mar-ma-du-ke, ma-rmad-uke ] The baby boy name Marmaduke is pronounced as MAARMaa-DahK- †. Marmaduke is used mostly in the English and Irish languages, and it is of Welsh and Celtic origin. The name is of obscure origin; from Mael Maedóc (Celtic), the meaning is 'disciple of Maedc', probably in reference to an early Irish saint of the name Maedc or Madoc. In the 12th century, Mael Maedc Morgair or Saint Malachy (1094-1148) was the Archbishop of Armagh and reformer of the Irish Church. The name has traditionally been popular in North Yorkshire in England, and it is considered an aristocratic name. It has appeared in literature, notably borne by the fictional Sir Marmaduke Morecombe in Anthony Trollope's novel Phineas Finn (1867) and the love interest of Orlando in Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando: A Biography (1928).

Marmaduke is a derivative (English) of the English, Gaelic, and Welsh name Madoc.

The Irish name Maelmaedoc and the name Marmeduke are derivatives of Marmaduke.

Another variant of Marmaduke is the English and Irish short form Duke.

See also the related categories, love (heart), aristocratic (honorable), sir, yorkshire, disciple (follower), church, obscure, welsh, celtic, literature, and irish.

Marmaduke is infrequently used as a baby name for boys. It is not ranked within the top 1000 names. In 2015, among the group of boy names directly linked to Marmaduke, Duke was the most popular.

A baby name that sounds like Marmaduke is the name Marmeduke.

† Pronunciation for Marmaduke: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"

A famous person named Marmaduke is Marmaduke Hussey, Media Figure, born Marmaduke James Hussey, 29 August 1923 - 27 December 2006, England.


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