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Boy Name: Desmond

Name: Desmond
Pronunciation: \d(e)-smo-nd, des-mond\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: from South Munster
Origin: Irish
Sounds Like: Tasman, Tazman
Variant forms: Des, Desmund, Dezmond
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 581
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 5129


Desmond \d(e)-smo-nd, des-mond\ as a boy's name is pronounced DEZ-mund. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Desmond is "from South Munster". An Irish surname referring to Munster, one of the five regions of ancient Ireland. South African cleric and activist Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Desmond has 3 variant forms: Des, Desmund and Dezmond.

Baby names that sound like Desmond are Tasman and Tazman.


Desmond is a very popular first name for men (#581 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#5129 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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