D names, Gaelic, Male, Place names, Surname names

Desmond

Desmond comes from Irish surname Deasmhumhain, made up of Gaelic elements deas (south) and mumhain (Munster), meaning “South Munster” referring to someone who was from a place called Desmond, the name of a kingdom that once existed in Ireland.

Nicknames: Des/Dez, Desi/Dezi

Origin: Gaelic

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Variants:

  • Desmonde

 

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