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Origin: Anglo Saxon
Meaning: Gracious Protector

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Desmond

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Desmond in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Desmond:

  • Records indicate that 26,729 boys in the United States have been named Desmond since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1992, when 1,066 people in the U.S. were given the name Desmond. Those people are now 28 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      5 Positive Comments

  • "I've enjoy the name. I believe I have only see one or two other people with my name. Sure now with Lost more people aren't as surprised to hear the name but its still not common. Born May of 1984 so I guess got it when it was still fresh *HIGH FIVE to the dude in 85* also that currently makes me 24 so I guess you could say that you now have met an adult with this name... haha =)" Aug. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our baby boy Desmond in October and we just love the name!" Jun. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like this name a lot, my name is Susie but I would love it to be Desmond" May. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "And here I thought my naming my son Desmond in 1995 was original. I think this is a lovely name, obviously. We are just now beginning to meet more Desmonds of his age, but I've yet to meet an adult by that name." Apr. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "tThe name is alright because I like a boy by this name and it fits him!" May. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "The name "Desmond" suggests a graceful, dignified, sensual, intelligent and sexy adonis - a gorgeous hunk to be held, embraced and loved." May. 18, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Desmond means "young" and the one Desmond I've known was just that. I dated him for a few years and noticed that, no matter the experience he gained, his mentality remained youthful. While it's appreciated at times, it can also become a hazard." Dec. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This was my ex's name and he was an idiot. Good luck calling your children Des or Desmond!" May. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names desmon and i love it! plus i got in back in 85 when it was still fresh" Apr. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well this guy that i liked was named Desmond and he was really nice i guess until he started to get really mean to me. Any way i do like this name." Oct. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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