Gender Masculine
Usage English, Irish
Pronounced Pron. DEHZ-mənd(English)
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Meaning & History

Anglicized form of Irish Deasmhumhain meaning "south Munster", referring to the region of Desmond in southern Ireland, formerly a kingdom. It can also come from the related surname (an Anglicized form of Ó Deasmhumhnaigh), which indicated a person who came from that region. A famous bearer is the South African archbishop and activist Desmond Tutu (1931-2021).

Related Names

DiminutivesDes, Desi, Dezi(English)

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Entry updated April 5, 2022