Desmond

Desmond - A very unique male name



  Sep 24,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Desmond, meaning one from south Munster, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1916 on position #1597. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Desmond and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Desmond? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Desmond. The baby boy name Desmond was given to 894 baby boys in 2012, ranking #339 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,836 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Desmond peaked in popularity 25 years ago in 1992 on position 265.



Famous with this name

Desmond Harrington
Desmond Dolly
Dan Desmond


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Desmond is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Desmond is currently topping the baby name charts in New Hampshire at position #155 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #563.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Desmond is where you live.


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Desmond origin and meaning

Desmond is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means one from south Munster. To see famous people named Desmond, pop culture references for the name Desmond and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Desmond

We've found the following names that sound similar to Desmond, sorted by popularity.

Dezmond / Dekendrick / Dequante / Desmund /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012339
2011354
2010348
2009383
2008413
2007428
2006467
2005473
2004470
2003443
2002425
2001400
2000373
1999351
1998350
1997306
1996374
1995355
1994358
1993333
1992265
1991308
1990287
1989312
1988317
1987339
1986300
1985300
1984435
1983434
1982455
1981426
1980345
1979373
1978334
1977397
1976499
1975520
1974453
1973467
1972499
1971531
1970637
1969632
1968661
1967619
1966699
1965695
1964674
1963728
1962766
1961764
1960824
19591154
19581266
19571108
1956978
1955997
1954902
1953993
19521303
19511199
19501253
19481596
19471289
19461257
19451180
19431402
19391473
19371235
19351152
19331543
19321602
19311294
19301293
19291678
19281380
19271484
19261110
19251568
19241369
19231600
1922955
19161597

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Hampshire155
Massachusetts200
Maine203
North Dakota240
Minnesota250
Wisconsin263
Michigan273
Montana274
West Virginia276
Washington277
Virginia279
South Dakota280
Kentucky287
Oregon287
New Jersey292
South Carolina308
Connecticut309
Florida314
Georgia315
Pennsylvania315
Colorado322
California327
Alabama336
Maryland340
North Carolina354
Iowa379
Missouri382
Illinois386
Ohio387
Oklahoma391
New York395
Arizona411
Nebraska413
Indiana424
Texas436
Tennessee437
Arkansas443
Kansas448
Utah457
Nevada477
Mississippi510
Louisiana563

Even more about Desmond


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Desmond a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Desmond?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1992
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Desmond
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,836
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1916
2012 births +894

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