Meaning and Origin of: Desmond
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First name origins & meanings:
- Latin : Society
- Old English : Protective grace
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Last name origin & meaning:
- Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deasmhumhnaigh ‘descendant of the man from southern Munster’, from deas ‘south’ + Mumhain ‘Munster’, an ancient Irish kingdom named for Mumhu, one of its early kings. The surname Desmond has passed into common use as a personal name, not only in Ireland.