The meaning of the name Desmond is Place Name In Ireland. The origin of the name Desmond is Irish. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
From an Irish surname, derived from the place name, Deasmhumhain, which means "South Munster."Name was used for families and men who came from that region in Ireland. Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner.