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since 1880

Desmond

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Man from Desmond
  • #1313 All Time
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How popular is the name "Desmond" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1904808
1908606
1910808
1911505
1912909
191317017
191416016
191519019
191630030
191722022
191823023
191915015
192020020
192130030
192266066
192352052
192440040
192533033
192650050
192733033
192828028
192928028
193029029
193134034
193229029
193322022
193416016
193524024
193617017
193723023
193823023
193921021
194016016
194125025
194218018
194323023
194421021
194523023
194630030
194736036
194829029
194925025
195037037
195143043
195233033
195344044
195465065
195562062
195656056
195749049
195843043
195961061
196084084
196192092
196299099
19631160116
19641350135
19651240124
19661210121
19671480148
19681270127
19691340134
19701650165
19712250225
19722460246
19732790279
19743140314
19752455240
19762570257
19773788370
197853710527
197945210442
198053811527
19813870387
19823616355
19833647357
19843760376
19856815676
198668811677
19876028594
19887009691
198976911758
19908766870
199184611835
19921,078111,067
199376412752
199468111670
19956769667
199663812626
199790116885
19987498741
199975210742
20007035698
20016360636
20025875582
20035626556
20045420542
20055300530
20065820582
20076815676
20087200720
20097880788
20108770877
20118410841
20129210921
20139815976
20141,02901,029

Want to know about the populiarty of Desmond? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 30,220 babies born with the name Desmond in the United States. That's more than enough Desmonds to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1904 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Desmond" was in 1992 with a total of 1,067 babies. (That's a lot of baby Desmonds)

According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Desmond" ranks #100 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 36 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1988. Across the entire United States a total of 700 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Desmond" mean?

Desmond (Irish): Man from Desmond

The name "Desmond" is of Irish origin and it means "Man from Desmond". It's a name commonly given to boys.

D is for dandy, a description of you!

E is for endear, all those you touch.

S is for select, as few are chosen.

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

D is for dependable, on you I can rely.

Your name in reverse order is "Dnomsed". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ndoemds". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Desmond popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Desmond in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Desmond

Desmond Harrington

Desmond Harrington is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Desmond was born in 1976 in Savannah, Georgia, U.S.

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Desmond Howard

Desmond Howard is a NFL player. Desmond was born in 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Desmond Llewelyn

Desmond Llewelyn is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1950 to 1999. Desmond was born in 1914 as Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales |.

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Desmond Mason

Desmond Mason is a basketball biography. Desmond was born in 1977 in Waxahachie, Texas.

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Desmond Askew

Desmond Askew is an actor. Desmond was born in 1972 in London, England.

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Past life for Desmond born Aug 15, 1991

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 1150. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Name poster for Desmond

Name poster for Desmond(click to save the high quality version)

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