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What does Des mean?

Des Pronunciation of Des [des] as a boys' name is pronounced dez. It is of English origin. Short form of names beginning with Des-, occasionally used as an independent name.

Related boy name: Desmond.


Creative forms:
(male) Daes, Das, ..

(female) Dece, Desl, ..

Middle name pairings:
Des Mack (D.M.), ..

How popular is Des?

Des is a rare given name for males and an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Desmond (#351 in 2015) is the only popular varying form of Des (not in Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of this relation of Des was more pronounced among parents in the year 2014 (usage of 0.1%) and has remained as conventional to this day (usage 0.1%, 7% less). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Desmond in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Des and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Des is pronounced similarly to Dace, Dawes, Deus, Dice and Dyce. Other suggested similar names are De-, Dee, Del, Den, Desi, Dev, Dex, Les and Wes. These names tend to be more frequently used than Des.