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Girl Name: Desdemona

Name: Desdemona
Pronunciation: \d(e)-sdemo-na, des-de-mona\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: wretchedness
Origin: Greek
Variant forms: Desmona

Description

Desdemona \d(e)-sdemo-na, des-de-mona\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Desdemona is "wretchedness". Literary: in Shakespeare's "Othello", Desdemona is the beautiful, innocent heroine, wrongly accused of adultery by her husband.

Desdemona has 1 variant form: Desmona.

Popularity

Desdemona is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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