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Origin and Meaning of Desdemona

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Coined based on Ancient Greek δυσ- (dus-) + δαίμων (daímōn), hence "ill-fated, unfortunate".

  1. Character in Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, the wife of Othello
  2. (astronomy): An inner moon of the planet Uranus.

Notable Persons Named Desdemona

Desdemona Mazza is an actress. She was most active from 1920 to 1931. Desdemona was born on October 3rd, 1901 in Castel San Pietro Terme.


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Fun Facts about the name Desdemona

  • How Popular is the name Desdemona? Desdemona is the 49,797th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Desdemona have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 43 babies born with the first name Desdemona in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Desdemona? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Desdemona first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Desdemona is Tuesday, August 27th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Desdemona born? The highest recorded use of the first name Desdemona was in 2017 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Desdemona: Your name in reverse order is Anomedsed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Esoaddenm. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Desdemona born Apr 6, 1947

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 Northern New Zealand approximately on 475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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