Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Irish (Anglicized)
Other Forms FormsDinneen
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Meaning & History
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín which meant "descendant of Duinnín". The byname DUINNÍN was derived from a diminutive of Gaelic donn meaning "brown" (i.e. "brown-haired man") or "chieftain".