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Origin: Ghana
Region Origin: Western Africa

Desmond is an Irish name for boys, meaning "from South Munster". The name originates from the Gaelic word "Deas Mhumhain," which translates to "south Munster". Initially, it emerged as a popular surname in Ireland, denoting someone from the South Munster region. The Irish peerages of Ormonde, Desmond, and Thomond represented the old sub-kingdoms of East, South, and North Munster, respectively. South Munster existed as an independent territory between 1118 and 1543. In addition to its Irish origins, Desmond has also been used as a given name and a surname in the English-speaking world. Some famous bearers of the name include Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and various other individuals from different fields such as entertainment, politics, and sports.

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