Origin:Irish
Popularity:744
Meaning:from South Munster
It’s hard to hear the name Desmond without your mind thinking “Tutu,” as in the South African cleric, anti-apartheid activist, and Nobel Peace Prize winner. But whether you give the name to your son to honor the longtime leader (so aspirational!) or because you like the sound of it (so refined!), it’s a fresh choice. One surprising fact about the name is its roots, which are Irish. The “South Munster” in its meaning refers to an ancient province in Ireland.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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