Desmond
Origin/Usage
Gaelic, Irish
Pronunciation
DEZ-mənd
Meaning
From South Munster
Like the Name Desmond?
BOYS
+ Desmond
GIRLS
+ Add to My Favorites

More info about the name "Desmond"

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.

Popularity of the Name Desmond
Famous Desmonds

Desmond Harrington - actor
Desmond Mason - baseball player
Desmond Beatty - baseball player
Desmond Allison - football player
Desmond Clark - football player

+ Add a Name · View More
Do you like the name Desmond?
Discussion on the name Desmond
Weekly Prize Big thumb 3 way swaddle2

The HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. In addition to helping your baby sleep safer, it helps him sleep better, too. Its adjustable swaddle wrap immobilizes your baby's arms to prevent the "Moro" or startle reflex.  And, it is the only 3-way adjustable swaddle that adjusts to your baby’s sleep style.  Swaddle arms in, hands-to-face, one or both arms out to ensure baby’s best sleep and an easy and gentle transition to...

The BellyBallot Story

We built BellyBallot to make naming your baby more fun. In under 2 minutes, parents can involve friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to vote on their favorite names. Parents can now include loved ones from all over the globe on the joyous occasion of celebrating a new child's life.