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Des Moines

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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 12 Views | 🔊 15 Pronunciations
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Gender: Unisex

Origin: French

Meaning: City in Iowa

Pronunciation: deɪn mɔɪnz, /deɪn mɔɪnz/, D EH S M OY N Z

On this page:

  • 1. Des Moines Meaning
  • 2. Des Moines Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Des Moines
  • 4. Des Moines Translations in other languages
  • 5. Des Moines Name Popularity
  • 6. Names similar to Des Moines

Des Moines Meaning

Originally a French phrase meaning 'of the monks', Des Moines is the largest city in Iowa.

Des Moines also means "City in Iowa".

Des Moines is commonly found in United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and 80 more countries.

Des Moines Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: deɪn mɔɪnz

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /deɪn mɔɪnz/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: D EH S M OY N Z

D: Pronounce as in "dog" (D AO G)

EH: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

M: Pronounce as in "man" (M AE N)

OY: Pronounce as in "boy" (B OY)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

Z: Pronounce as in "zoo" (Z UW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Des Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Des is recorded 5,708 times globally, ranking it as the 9,086th most common name worldwide.

Des is most prevalent in United Kingdom, with 1,199 occurrences, making it the 1,009th most popular name in the country.

In Ireland, the name Des is found among 1 in every 104 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Des Popularity by Country

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United Kingdom#1,0091 : 457
Ireland#3101 : 104
South Africa#2,2561 : 2,808
United States of America#3,9071 : 2,611
Malaysia#5,8541 : 10,104
Singapore#1,8251 : 2,989
Saudi Arabia#13,6301 : 17,744
France#9,0551 : 11,339
Canada#3,5951 : 3,149
Egypt#17,7681 : 22,490
United Arab Emirates#6,9991 : 10,475
Italy#11,2801 : 12,995
Philippines#1,3131 : 2,728
Netherlands#5,3381 : 4,864
Spain#8,5871 : 12,300
Hong Kong#5,5601 : 9,642
Nigeria#11,9931 : 26,356
Algeria#17,3341 : 32,450
Kuwait#9,0431 : 16,687
Morocco#17,9131 : 28,460
Germany#8,3501 : 10,477
Qatar#8,0091 : 14,389
Oman#13,1611 : 20,420
Russia#11,0351 : 13,124
India#14,5871 : 30,132
Mexico#18,6271 : 33,363
Belgium#7,7661 : 11,107
Namibia#1,7331 : 5,028
Tunisia#14,7561 : 27,227

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Des popularity in U.S.


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