Gaelic, Irish
From South Munster
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Desmond is an ancient and very respected Irish name. It is a locational name meaning that the bearer came from a certain locality. The name Desmond itself comes from two Gaelic words, “deas” which means 'South' and “mumhan” which means 'Munster'. The name therefore meant a person coming from South Munster, a region in Ireland.

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