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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #1313 most popular

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 diamond, the brilliance you shine.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

S is for scholar, the brilliant in you.

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

Your name in reverse order is "Dnomsed". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Dnemsdo". 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.

How popular is the name "Desmond" in the U.S.?


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 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Desmond" is not a popular baby boy's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 2013. Across the entire United States a total of only 981 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Desmond

Desmond Harrington

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


Desmond Howard

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


Desmond Llewelyn

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


Desmond Mason

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


Desmond Askew

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


Past life for Desmond born Dec 19, 1936

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 Southern Australia approximately on 1850. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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