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Origin & Meaning

The name Desmond is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Desmond is "from south munster".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 329 in baby name popularity for boys with 1029 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Desmond Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Desmond has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Desmond to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Desmond include Deasun.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Desmond Tutu.

Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Desmond in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.