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Who Is The Most Famous Desmond In The World?

Updated January 21, 2021 215 votes 23 voters 6.7k views27 items

List RulesVote up all of the Desmonds you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Desmond can you think of? The famous Desmonds below have many different professions, including notable actors named Desmond, famous musicians named Desmond, rappers named Desmond, comedians named Desmond, and even athletes named Desmond.

Desmond Tutu is certainly one of the most famous Desmonds on this list. One of the famous activists named Desmond, he served as the Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996. He dedicated his life to opposing and ending apartheid and promoting non-violent protest.

Another of the famous people with the first name Desmond is Desmond Llewelyn. He was an actor best known for playing Q in the James Bond films. He is also featured in Cleopatra and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Desmond? Just add them to the list!

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    Desmond Tutu

    1931-10-07

    BirthplaceKlerksdorp, South Africa

    GenderMale

    Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African Anglican cleric and theologian...  more

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    #420 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#80 of 89 The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

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    BirthplaceNewport, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn (; 12 September 1914 – 19 December 1999) was a Welsh actor, best...  more
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    Desmond Dekker

    1941-07-16

    BirthplaceSaint Andrew Parish, Jamaica

    GenderMale

    Desmond Dekker (16 July 1941 – 25 May 2006) was a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae...  more

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    #30 of 307 The Best Reggae Bands/Artists#5 of 155 The Greatest Ska Bands of All Time

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    Desmond FitzGerald

    1888-02-13

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Thomas Joseph FitzGerald (13 February 1888 – 9 April 1947) was an Irish revolutionary, poet,...  more
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    Desmond Davis

    1926-05-24

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Desmond Davis (born 24 May 1926 in London, England) is a British film and television director....  more
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    Desmond Child

    1953-10-28

    BirthplaceGainesville, Florida, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Desmond Child (born John Charles Barrett; October 28, 1953) is an American songwriter and...  more

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    #90 of 119 The Best Musical Artists From Florida#103 of 107 The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL in the '70s

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    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Desmond Harrington (born October 19, 1976) is an American actor. He has appeared in The Hole...  more
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    Desmond Carrington

    1926-05-23

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Desmond Herbert Carrington (23 May 1926 – 1 February 2017) was a British actor and broadcaster...  more
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    Desmond Trufant

    1990-09-10

    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington

    GenderMale

    Desmond Trufant is an American football cornerback for the Chicago Bears of the National...  more
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    Desmond Tester

    1919-02-17

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Desmond Tester (17 February 1919 – 31 December 2002) was an English film and television actor,...  more
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    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    GenderMale

    Desmond Delane Jennings (born October 30, 1986) is an American professional baseball player...  more
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    Desmond Morton

    1937-01-01

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    GenderMale

    Desmond Dillon Paul Morton (born 1937) is a Canadian historian who specializes in the history...  more
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    Desmond Mason

    1977-10-11

    BirthplaceWaxahachie, Texas

    GenderMale

    Desmond Tremaine Mason (born October 11, 1977) is an American former professional basketball...  more
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    Desmond Swayne

    1956-08-20

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Sir Desmond Angus Swayne (born 20 August 1956) is a Conservative Party politician and a...  more
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    Desmond Howard

    1970-05-15

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Desmond Kevin Howard (born May 15, 1970) is an American former professional football player in...  more
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    Desmond Doss

    1919-02-07

    BirthplaceLynchburg, Virginia

    GenderMale

    Desmond Thomas Doss (February 7, 1919 – March 23, 2006) was a United States Army corporal who...  more
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    Desmond Fennell

    1929-01-01

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Desmond Carolan Fennell (born 1929) is an Irish writer, cultural philosopher and linguist,...  more
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    Desmond Lorenz de Silva

    1939-12-13

    GenderMale

    Sir George Desmond Lorenz de Silva, (13 December 1939 – 2 June 2018) was a British lawyer...  more
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    Desmond Dube

    1969-01-25

    BirthplaceLesotho

    GenderMale

    Desmond Dube is a South African singer, actor, mime artist and entertainer. He is known for...  more
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    Desmond Bishop

    1984-07-24

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    GenderMale

    Desmond Lamont Bishop (born July 24, 1984) is a former American football linebacker that is...  more
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    Desmond Clark

    1977-04-20

    BirthplaceLakeland, Florida, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Desmond Darice Clark (born April 20, 1977 in Bartow, Florida) is a former American football...  more
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    Desmond Morris

    1928-01-24

    BirthplacePurton, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Desmond John Morris FLS honoris causa (born 24 January 1928) is an English zoologist,...  more
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    Desmond Williams is an American electronica musician, as well as a record producer and was the...  more
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    Desmond McKenzie

    1952-12-01

    GenderMale

    Desmond A. McKenzie, JP (born 1 December 1952) is a Jamaican politician, former mayor of the...  more
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    Desmond Ackner, Baron Ackner

    1920-09-18

    GenderMale

    Desmond James Conrad Ackner, Baron Ackner, PC (18 September 1920 – 21 March 2006) was a...  more