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Marmaduke \m(a)-rmadu-ke, mar-ma-duke\

Meaning:
follower of Saint Maedoc
Origin:
Irish
Details:
Marmaduke as a boy's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Marmaduke is "follower of Saint Maedoc". The most famous of a number of saints named Maedoc was a sixth-century abbot of Clonmore in Ireland. The name has comical English upper-class connotations.
Variants:
Duke, Marmeduke.

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Examples of usage for Marmaduke:

  1. When he was asked what this prize consisted of, the soldier said: " That big man over yonder is General Marmaduke of the Southern army." "An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)" , Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody).
  2. I had heard much of Marmaduke and greatly admired his dash and ability as a fighting man. "An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)" , Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody).
  3. I presented Marmaduke to them as the governor of one of America's greatest States and a famous Confederate general. "An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)" , Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody).
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