Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Digory m. A derivative of Degore or Degarre, the name of a character in a Middle English romance of the Breton lai form. The origin of the romance name is obscure. It may be related to French égaré 'strayed, lost', but it is unclear where the d came from.

For more information, see Withycombe s.n. Digory, who also indicates that the name was common in Cornwall.

Early Modern English
1560 Diggery Redruth-Co p. 6; 1564 Digory COmar-vol5 p. 126; 1578 Degorye COmar-vol2 p. 101; 1579 Degorye ibid. p. 101; 1586 Degorye ibid. p. 102; 1587 Degorye ibid. p. 102; 1590 Digory DEmar-vol2 p. 21; 1592 Degorye COmar-vol2 p. 102, Digery DEmar-vol2 p. 25; 1593 Degorye COmar-vol2 p. 102; 1595 Degory ibid. p. 72; 1597 Diggery COmar-vol5 p. 86; 1599 Digory DEmar-vol2 p. 42
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Digory". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2023/1/name/Digory.