Meaning and Origin of: Derry

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : Redhead
  • German : Ruler

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : variant of Deary, or alternatively a nickname for a merchant or tradesman, from Anglo-French darree ‘pennyworth’, from Old French denree.
  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Doiridh, the name of an eccesiastical family from Donegal, meaning ‘descendant of Doireadh’. Derry is often confused with Deery.