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Meaning of Dess

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The name Dess has the following meaning:

"Wretchedness". It is the name of a the heroine in the famous Shakespearean play Othello, who was wrongly accused of adultery by her husband and whose life came to a tragic end. A name associated to tragedy, it is a fairly uncommon name.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Dess is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

There are no available USA popularity statistics for the name Dess for the past 100 years. However, the following chart shows the popularity ranking for the name Desdemona, of which the name Dess is a variant.
USA baby name statistics


The name Dess is very likely a(n) Nickname variant of the name Desdemona.

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You might also like to see the other variants of the name Desdemona.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Dess and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Dess: Boys - Anacletus, Cletus, Giles, Isidore, Linus, Timothy, Girls - Danfy, Delta, Demi, Iris, Karissa, Kira, Petra, Theodora, Theola, Both genders - Melissa


The name Dess is a variant of Desdemona. Other popular variants of the name Desdemona are: Dasdemonda, Dasdemondda, Dassdemonda, Desddemonda, Desdemmonda, Desdemonda, Desdemondda, Desdy, Desmmona, Desmona, Desmonda, Desmonna, Dess (Nickname), Dessdemonda, Dessmona


We think the name Dess should fall under the following style category: Flamboyant and Fanciful.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Dess to be: delicate and soft-spoken

In one word, you might describe Dess as a(n) "delicate" person.

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