(m) Clan Campbellwas originally known as Clan
Duibhne, deriving from Diarmid 0’ Duin. He took his
name from the mythological Diarmid, the Achilles of
Celtic legend, who is said to be buried in Glen Lonain,
Argyllshire, among other places. Black (Surnames of
Scotland) explains the name as ‘unenvious.’
Ireland, where the name is far more commonly used, the name occurs
as Diarmaid, Dermid, Dermod or Dermot.
Jeremiah and Jeremy are used as English substitutes. The
name gave rise to many Scottish surnames, including
MacDairmid, MacDearmjd, MacDermaid, MacDermont.
To Scottish Christian Names