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31k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
7k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Desmond

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1904 8 0 8
1908 6 0 6
1910 8 0 8
1911 5 0 5
1912 9 0 9
1913 17 0 17
1914 16 0 16
1915 19 0 19
1916 30 0 30
1917 22 0 22
1918 23 0 23
1919 15 0 15
1920 20 0 20
1921 30 0 30
1922 66 0 66
1923 52 0 52
1924 40 0 40
1925 33 0 33
1926 50 0 50
1927 33 0 33
1928 28 0 28
1929 28 0 28
1930 29 0 29
1931 34 0 34
1932 29 0 29
1933 22 0 22
1934 16 0 16
1935 24 0 24
1936 17 0 17
1937 23 0 23
1938 23 0 23
1939 21 0 21
1940 15 0 15
1941 25 0 25
1942 18 0 18
1943 23 0 23
1944 21 0 21
1945 23 0 23
1946 30 0 30
1947 36 0 36
1948 29 0 29
1949 25 0 25
1950 37 0 37
1951 43 0 43
1952 33 0 33
1953 44 0 44
1954 65 0 65
1955 62 0 62
1956 56 0 56
1957 49 0 49
1958 43 0 43
1959 60 0 60
1960 85 0 85
1961 92 0 92
1962 99 0 99
1963 116 0 116
1964 135 0 135
1965 124 0 124
1966 121 0 121
1967 148 0 148
1968 127 0 127
1969 134 0 134
1970 165 0 165
1971 225 0 225
1972 246 0 246
1973 279 0 279
1974 314 0 314
1975 245 5 240
1976 257 0 257
1977 378 8 370
1978 538 10 528
1979 452 10 442
1980 538 11 527
1981 387 0 387
1982 362 6 356
1983 363 7 356
1984 376 0 376
1985 681 5 676
1986 688 11 677
1987 602 8 594
1988 700 9 691
1989 769 11 758
1990 876 6 870
1991 846 11 835
1992 1,078 11 1,067
1993 764 12 752
1994 681 11 670
1995 676 9 667
1996 638 12 626
1997 901 16 885
1998 749 8 741
1999 752 10 742
2000 703 5 698
2001 636 0 636
2002 587 5 582
2003 562 6 556
2004 542 0 542
2005 530 0 530
2006 582 0 582
2007 681 5 676
2008 720 0 720
2009 788 0 788
2010 877 0 877
2011 841 0 841
2012 923 0 923
2013 983 5 978
2014 1,031 0 1,031
2015 955 0 955

Fun Facts about the name Desmond

  • How many people with the first name Desmond have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31,181 babies born with the first name Desmond in the United States. That's more than enough people named Desmond to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Desmond? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Desmond first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Desmond is Sunday, April 7th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Desmond born? The highest recorded use of the first name Desmond was in 1992 with a total of 1,067 babies. That's a lot of babies named Desmond!
  • Random Desmond Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Desmond ranks 89th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 50 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Desmond: Your name in reverse order is Dnomsed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Esodmdn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Desmond? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,395 people with the last name Desmond.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Desmond? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Desmond as their last name.
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Popularity of Desmond as a first name

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Popularity of Desmond as a last name

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Common last names for Desmond

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Jackson
  • Murphy
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Kelly
  • Wilson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Desmond U.S.
  White 88.97% 64.26%
  African American 4.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.85% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.80% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Desmond

People with the last name Desmond are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Desmond" mean? The list below shows the origins of Desmond as well as things modernly associated with the name Desmond such as celebrities named Desmond.

Irish

Origin and Meaning of Desmond

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

  1. An Irish surname, anglicised from Ó Deasmhumhnaigh " a man from South Munster".
  2. A male given name derived from the surname; popular in Britain in the first half of the twentieth century.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Desmond

Desmond Elliot
Desmond English
Desmond Jennings
Desmond Miles
Desmond Hotel Malvern
Desmond Lost
Desmond Trufant
Desmond Tutu

Notable Persons With the Last Name Desmond

Meighan Desmond

Meighan was born in 1977 in Kaitaia, New Zealand.

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What does the name Desmond mean?

Dis for dream, your beacon ahead.

Eis for enchant, for enchant you will.

Sis for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

Mis for melody, the song of life.

Ois for openness, it's refreshing!

Nis for nurturing, to all that need help

Dis for direct, you get to the point

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