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The name Desmond is of Gaelic origin, and means from south Munster.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Desmond has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Desmond
Use of the Name Desmond for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
20,836 20,596 16,236 6,651 2,995 1,083 532
The table below indicates the number of times the name Desmond has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Desmond first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1904, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Desmond
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
19049018  
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192283467  
192395252  
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192698349  
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195492364  
195593664  
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195998461  
196083383  
196179492  
196276899  
1963726116  
1964666134  
1965670122  
1966671122  
1967618147  
1968666127  
1969687131  
1970630165  
1971534224  
1972501245  
1973466280  
1974446313  
1975519240  
1976497257  
1977408369  
1978331527  
1979383442  
1980347526  
1981423386  
1982454354  
1983437356  
1984429375  
1985303676  
1986301677  
1987340592  
1988316691  
1989315759  
1990287871  
1991308835  
19922651,066  
1993336751  
1994359670  
1995360667  
1996375625  
1997308884  
1998352740  
1999352740  
2000374697  
2001397635  
2002425580  
2003455551  
2004467532  
Totals:  20,836 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Desmond as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Desmond appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 52 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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