Desmond Name Meaning & Origin

Desmond

Pronunciation: DEHZ-mənd (key)

Origin of the name Desmond:

A borrowing from the Irish, Desmond originated as a surname from the Irish place-name Deas-Mhumhna (South Munster) in the form of O'Deasmhumhnaigh (descendant of the Desmond man).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Des, Desi, Dez

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Desmond Tutu, Anglican bishop and Nobel Peace Prize winner
Desmond Howard, 1991 Heisman Trophy winner and MVP of Super Bowl XXXI while playing for the Green Bay Packers
Desmond Morris, author and anthropologist
Desmond Dekker, ska musician from the 60's and 70's

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Scottish castaway on ABC's 'Lost'
Character in the Beatles song 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.'
Desmond Miles in the Assassin's Creed video game series.
Desmond Doss in Hacksaw Ridge (2016) a film based on the true story of a US Army medic.

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