Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Search: kermit name
Why: Teddy Roosevelt had a son named Kermit. It's ridiculous. It almost looks like an acronym.
Answer: It is the Anglicized form of the surname McDiarmuid. Diarmuid is an Irish Gaelic name. It comes from di-tharmait, "without envy" (which is funny because green = envy).
Variant of Dermot. Similar baby names are Hermite and Karmi.
The More You Know: Kermit the Frog was introduced in 1955. Here is a chart of the name's booming popularity over the last century: