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Origin and popularity of the name GILMORE


Gilmore : 1: Scottish and Irish (Ulster and Galway): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Mhoire (Scots) Mac Giolla Mhuire (Irish) patronymics from personal names meaning ‘servant (i.e. devotee) of (the Virgin) Mary’.2: Irish: in Sligo shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhir ‘son of the spirited lad’.3: English: habitational name from Gillamoor in Rydale (North Yorkshire) from Old English Gedling (‘place called after Gētla’ from the Old English personal name Gētla + the connective particle -ing) + mōr ‘moor’.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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