Desmond (name)

Desmond (name)
Gender male
Other names
Related names Des

Desmond is a given name and surname of Irish origin, from the Irish place-name Deas-Mhumhna (South Munster).[1]

Munster, an Irish province, has, like Ulster and Leinster, the Danish suffix -stadr, 'place'or 'district,' appended to the old Irish name Mumhan (pronounced Mooan), the genitive of Mumha, the meaning of which is unknown. The Irish peerages of Ormonde, Desmond, and Thomond represented the old sub-kingdoms of Munster; Ormonde or Ormunde is a corruption of Ur-mumhan, which means East Munster; Thomond, comprising the present counties of Tipperary, Clare, and Limerick, is a corruption of Tuithmumhan, 'North Munster,' tuith (pronounced tooa) meaning the north, literally the left hand; and Desmond, comprising the counties of Kerry, Cork, and Waterford, meaning South Munster, from deas (pronounced dass), the south, literally the right hand (see Dekkan), whence the name of the baronies of Deese in Meath, at one time inhabited by the Desi or 'Southrons,' so called because they dwelt south of Tara.[2]

As a given name, it is may be shortened to Des. People having the given name, Desmond, include:

Desmond is the last name of:


  1. ^ Teresa Norman, A World of Baby Names (2003), p. 100.
  2. ^ Isaac Taylor, Names and their histories, alphabetically arranged as a handbook of historical geography and topographical nomenclature (1896), p. 199.

See also

  • List of Irish-language given names

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