Given Name DESDEMONA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Literature
PRONOUNCED: dez-də-MON-ə (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek δυσδαιμων (dysdaimon) meaning "ill-fated". This was the name of the murdered wife of Othello in Shakespeare's play 'Othello' (1603).

Categories

Shakespearian characters, victims