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  1. Desmondnoun

    An Irish surname, anglicised from Ó Deasmhumhnaigh " a man from South Munster".

  2. Desmondnoun

    derived from the surname; popular in Britain in the first half of the twentieth century.

  3. desmondnoun

    A lower second class honours or 2.2 degree.

  4. Etymology: Abbreviation of Desmond Tutu which rhymes with 2.2.



    DESMOND is a UK NHS training course for people with type 2 diabetes that helps people to identify their own health risks and to set their own goals.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Desmond is ranked #4783 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Desmond surname appeared 7,395 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Desmond.

    88.9% or 6,579 total occurrences were White.
    4.9% or 367 total occurrences were Black.
    2.9% or 218 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 133 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 63 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 35 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Desmond in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Desmond in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Desmond in a Sentence

  1. Robyn Curnow:

    A lot of what sticks with you with Desmond Tutu when you're interviewing him is his laugh, his infectious sense of humor, his ability to make a joke of things, he has a positive energy that defies suffering, and he knows that he comes from a place where pain and suffering are probably more common, but he chooses joy.

  2. Brad Pitt:

    I think he’s smarter than I am. He’s not going to step in the same potholes, the industry has changed. It’s like the kind of film has changed. If you want to make substantial stories and things that are profound and mean something you kind of have to delve into the independent realm... He called Hacksaw Ridge a big independent film, noting that the film is not even that huge a budget or anything. Andrew Garfield plays Desmond T. Doss, a United States Army corporal and combat medic during WWII who won a Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms. Mel Gibson said bold men like Doss exist in the world today. MORE : Mel Gibson to be honored.

  3. Prince Harry:

    The photo was presented to me by the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whose friendship and inspiration were their own treasured gift, my wife and I had the honor of introducing our 4-month-old son to him back in 2019.

  4. Prince Harry and Meghan:

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be remembered for Archbishop Desmond Tutu optimism, Archbishop Desmond Tutu moral clarity, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu joyful spirit. Archbishop Desmond Tutu was an icon for racial justice and beloved across the world, it was only two years ago that Archbishop Desmond Tutu held our son, Archie, while we were in South Africa --.

  5. Craig Ferguson:

    Desmond Tutu saying 'Be as authentically crazy as you are.' It was kind of like God saying 'Just be as crazy as you like.' I felt weirdly released by that, then, ultimately, that leads to me not doing the show.

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