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What does Desdemona mean?

Desdemona Pronunciation of Desdemona [des-de-mona] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Desdemona is "wretchedness". Literary: in Shakespeare's "Othello", Desdemona is the beautiful, innocent heroine, wrongly accused of adultery by her husband.

Associated with: greek, literary, beautiful, heroine.


Desdemona has 1 variant: Desmona.

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Middle name pairings:
Desdemona Natalie (D.N.), ..

How popular is Desdemona?

Desdemona is an unusual first name for women. Desdemona is an uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Desdemona has not been recorded in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Desdemona name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ademina, Anemona, Asemina, Debreanna, Decembra, Deeana, Deeanna, Deena, Deleena, Delena, Demona, Demonah, Deona, Desideria, Desma, Destina, Devona, Dimona, Hermona, Leeona, Remona and Sedona. These names tend to be more commonly used than Desdemona.