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Means "of the devil" in Greek.
-- kelley  6/27/2005
How would it mean "of the devil"? "Ill-fated" seems suitable for the Shakespeare character.
Mona or Dessi could be nice nicknames.
-- Anonymous User  1/10/2007
It is unlikely that it is Greek for "of the devil" as Greek theology has no devil - it has a lord of the underworld which, unlike the Christian connection to hell or a place for evildoers after death, the underworld is the place where all souls go after death, good and bad. Therefore the Greeks are unlikely to have a word in connection a Christian spiritual figure.
-- VictoriaCalledTori  8/1/2007
While we were performing in "Desdemona" a play based off of Othello, we used the pet name Dezi or Desi when referring to the character.
-- klatukatt  8/11/2005
I like the name, but not the meaning.
-- Mithos514  3/19/2006
Desdemona was the name of a cat belonging to Mutt's son Cicero in the comic strip "Mutt and Jeff." She was featured in a spin-off strip called "Cicero's Cat."
-- Kosta  7/31/2007
In Verdi's opera Otello the name is accented on the second syllable.
-- Kosta  8/8/2007
That's because Giuseppe Verdi was Italian, and des-DE-mo-na is the Italian pronunciation of the name.

In Spanish it's spelt Desdémona and pronounced the same as in Italian.
-- caoilainn  1/30/2008
Brian Scary and the Shredding Tears wrote a song called Desdemona's Leaving.
-- thefancyapple  8/25/2007
I think the name sounds extremely romantic and beautiful.
-- Renthead13  11/17/2007
I wouldn't want to name my daughter after a character killed by her husband in a very famous play. Besides, the name would lead to rather crappy nicknames, and it's quite lengthy and unusual in a bad way.
-- slight night shiver  4/21/2008
My mum is a Shakespeare nut and wanted to name me Desdemona, Ophelia, or Cordelia. I love the name Desdemona, but it is a little much. Imagine a toddler named Desdemona Cordelia! I'm glad she picked something else. This name works well with a more common or more plain middle name. Has a sad meaning, but the Shakespeare connotation overrules it.
-- amishigloo  6/25/2008
Desi, Demi, and Mona could be cute nicknames, but I don't like that it has the word "demon" in the middle.
-- pandasayscynical  12/28/2008
Desdemona is the name of a character in the novel 'Middlesex', by Jeffrey Eugenides.
-- RazzleDazzle  1/8/2009
In Italian the stress is on the second syllable. Verdi wrote his second last opera on Shakespeare's play and it is rated as one of greatest masterpieces equal to the Shakespeare original.
-- Anton  3/11/2010
The polymath Desdemona Flood is a character from the Midnighters Trilogy by Scott Westerfield.
-- deja-entendu  4/24/2011
I think it's a beautiful name, and I don't much care what it means. I like names that stand out, because in this day and age, there has to be something different about someone or nobody will ever see them amidst the masses of fellow humans.
-- sorrowbegetssolitude  1/28/2012
I only like the nicknames Desi and Mona.
-- SEC908  11/30/2012

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