Origin of the name DIARMAID.
Etymology of the name DIARMAID.
Meaning of the baby name DIARMAID.


DIARMAID.  Irish name, variously rendered "free man," "god of arms," "oak-father."  Also see Dermot, Diarmid, Diarmot, and Darby.
    Diarmaid Ferriter, an Irish author, historian, and university lecturer.  Diarmaid Ninian John MacCulloch, an English Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of St. Cross College, Oxford. (Wiki)

    Diarmaid, signifying the god of arms, is derived from "Dia," a god, and "Armaid," the genitive plural of "Arm."  As an epithet, it was applied to a warrior equivalent to one of Homer's heroesó"Dios Krateros Diomedes," the god-like fighting Diomede.  This name is Anglicised "Diarmot," and has become a sirname, as MacDiarmada or MacDermotts, princes of Moylurg, in the country of Roscommon. (Irish Pedigrees; or, The Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation, O'Hart, 1892).

    Of all the heroes of the Feen, Diarmaid, was one of the most distinguished, and though not brought in by Macpherson, his legend bears the same sort of relation to the main cycle, as does the story of Orlando to the Court of Charlemagne, or that of Lancelot to the Round Table... Diarmaid continued in use both in Scotland and Ireland; and in historical times it was Diarmaid, king of Leinster, who acted the part of Paris, and ruined his country by the abduction of Dervorgil of Meath; and then, when forced by the superior king to give up the lady, revenged himself by calling in Earl Strongbow and the English. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).


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