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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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  1. Synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy
  2. A potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
  1. Short form of the male given name Desmond.

Des was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Des

Des O'Connor is a broadcaster, musician, and comedian. He was most prominent from 1956 to 1956. Des was given the name Desmond Bernard O'Connor on January 12th, 1932 in Stepney, East London.


Des Lynam is a presenter and radio/television presenter. He was most prominent from 1968 to present. Des was given the name Desmond Michael Lynam on September 17th, 1942 in Ennis.


Des Walker is a soccer player for the Nottingham Forest F.C., U.C. Sampdoria, Sheffield Wednesday F.C., England national under-21 football team, and England national football team. Des was born on November 26th, 1965 in Hackney, England.


His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to 2011. Des was born on March 14th, 1965 in Derby.


Des Bishop is a stand-up comedian. Des was given the name Desmond Ryan Bishop on November 12th, 1975 in London, UK.


His career lasted from 2004 to 11. Des was born on February 16th, 1961 in Gosford.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Des

Henri Dès is a musician. Henri was given the name Henri Destraz on December 14th, 1940 in Renens, Vaud, Switzerland.


Jennifer was born on March 11th, 1975 in Brussels.


Fun Facts about the name Des

  • How Popular is the name Des? Des is the 70,888th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Des have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Des in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Des? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1955 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Des first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Des is Friday, December 5th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Des born? The highest recorded use of the first name Des was in 1971 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Des: Your name in reverse order is Sed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sed. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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