Meaning and name origin
Denise \d(e)-ni-se\ as a girl's name is pronounced de-NEES. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Denise is "follower of Dionysius". Feminine of Dennis, from the Greek name Dionysius. There is an ancient Latin form of the name, Dionysia, but this variant dates back only to the 1920s. Actress Denise Richards.
Denise▼ has 22 variant forms: Deneigh, Denese, Dennet, Dennette, Deney, Deni, Denice▼, Deniece, Denisa, Denissa, Denisse, Denize, Denni, Dennie, Denisse, Dennise, Denny, Denyce, Denys, Denyse, Dinnie and Dinny.
Denise is a very popular first name for females (#74 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#23113 out of 88799, Top 26%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Denise for girls. Denise reached its highest rank of #26 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Denise and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Denise (#777), Denisse and Denice. (2014 statistics).
Denise▼ is also pronounced similarly to Danice and Danise. Other suggested similar baby names are Delise, Denica, Denisha▼, Jenise, Renise and Venise. These names tend to be less commonly used than Denise.