Desi

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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From Hindi देसी (desī, “national”) / Urdu دیسی (desī, “national”).

  1. A member of the South Asian diaspora.

Notable Persons Named Desi

Desi Arnaz was an actor, musician, and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1936 to 1982. Desi was given the name Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III by his parent Desiderio Alberto Arnaz II on March 2nd, 1917 in Santiago de Cuba. He left this life on December 2nd, 1986.

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Desi Lydic is an actress, comedienne, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Desi was given the name Lani Desmonet Lydic on June 30th, 1981 in Summit, New Jersey, U.S.

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Dési Bouterse is a 9th President of Suriname, and President pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations. Dési was born on October 13th, 1945 in Domburg, Suriname.

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Desi was born in 1653. He died in 1705.

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Desi Relaford is a baseball player. Desi was born on September 16th, 1973 in Valdosta, Georgia.

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Desi Dobreva is a pop music musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2001. Desi was given the name Desislava Petrova Dobreva on March 29th, 1981 in Varna. Desi is also known as Desi Dobreva.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Desi

Hera was given the name Hera Desi Ana Rachmawati on December 2nd, 1992 in Purworejo Regency. Hera is also known as Rachmawati and Hera Desi Ana.

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How popular is the baby name Desi in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1948 5 0 5
1949 5 5 0
1951 6 0 6
1952 23 6 17
1953 47 0 47
1954 56 9 47
1955 60 25 35
1956 78 20 58
1957 46 16 30
1958 53 23 30
1959 72 30 42
1960 57 19 38
1961 41 16 25
1962 50 16 34
1963 54 22 32
1964 48 17 31
1965 39 22 17
1966 26 5 21
1967 31 10 21
1968 43 7 36
1969 43 0 43
1970 80 12 68
1971 71 10 61
1972 73 8 65
1973 61 9 52
1974 61 9 52
1975 56 11 45
1976 40 9 31
1977 66 17 49
1978 63 13 50
1979 73 9 64
1980 61 10 51
1981 46 10 36
1982 28 7 21
1983 41 8 33
1984 37 10 27
1985 32 9 23
1986 37 7 30
1987 29 5 24
1988 32 0 32
1989 23 0 23
1990 29 0 29
1991 39 7 32
1992 33 5 28
1993 41 9 32
1994 31 6 25
1995 25 11 14
1996 31 8 23
1997 41 10 31
1998 30 9 21
1999 37 8 29
2000 43 10 33
2001 29 7 22
2002 33 5 28
2003 35 5 30
2004 33 10 23
2005 23 11 12
2006 42 23 19
2007 29 6 23
2008 32 13 19
2009 46 14 32
2010 48 21 27
2011 47 17 30
2012 42 16 26
2013 36 17 19
2014 37 20 17
2015 33 18 15
2016 45 24 21
2017 39 16 23

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Popularity of Desi as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Desi

  • How Popular is the name Desi? Desi is the 5,317th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Desi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,902 babies born with the first name Desi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Desi to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Desi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1948 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Desi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Desi is Sunday, May 24th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Desi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Desi was in 1970 with a total of 68 babies.
  • Random Desi Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Desi is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Desi: Your name in reverse order is Ised. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iesd. 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).
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