What does Denise mean?
Denise /den-ise/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced de-NEES. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Denise is "follower of Dionysius".
Denise▼ has 22 variants: Deneigh, Denese, Deney, Deni, Denice▼, Deniece, Denisa, Denissa, Denisse, Denisse, Denize, Dennet, Dennette, Denni, Dennie, Dennise, Denny, Denyce, Denys, Denyse, Dinnie and Dinny.more]
How popular is Denise?
Denise is a very prominent first name for females (#74 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#26292 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Denise for girls. Denise entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its top rank of #26 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is presently at #777. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Denise and corresponding names. Denice and Denisse are the popular related forms of Denise (#777 in 2014). Forms like Dinitia are uncommon. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4963%) and is now much lower (usage 0.0743%, ▼85%), with the forms Denice and Denise becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Denise▼ is pronounced similarly to Danice and Danise. Other recommended similar baby names are Delise, Denica, Denisha▼, Jenise, Renise and Venise. These names tend to be less frequently used than Denise.