Dempsey - Meaning of Dempsey
What does Dempsey mean?
[ 2 syll. dem-(p)sey, de-mps-ey ] The baby boy name Dempsey is pronounced DEHMPSiy- †. Dempsey is of Irish Gaelic origin and it is used mainly in Irish. Dempsey is of the meaning 'proud one'.
Variation transcriptions of Dempsey include Demp, Dempsea, Dempsee, Dempsi, Dempsie, Dempster, and Dempsy.
The shortenings Dem, Demps, and Dempse are other variant transcriptions of the name.
See also the related categories, proud (honorable) and irish.
Dempsey is rare as a baby name for boys. At the peak of its usage in 1919, 0.011% of baby boys were named Dempsey. Its ranking then was #582. The baby name has since markedly dropped in popularity, and is of only very modest use now. Out of all boy names in its group, Dempsey was nevertheless the most widely used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Dempsey include Dempsie, Dempsy, Damba, Dempsi, Dembea, Dempsea, Dunphea, Demps, Dempse, and Dempsee.
† English pronunciation for Dempsey: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
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