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What does Denyse mean?

Denyse Pronunciation of Denyse [denyse] as a name for girls is of French derivation, and the name Denyse means "follower of Dionysius". Denyse is a variant form of Denise (French): feminine of Dennis.


Denyse has 8 variants: Denese, Denice, Deniece, Denisse, Denize, Dennise, Denyce and Denys.

9 more alternative forms via Denise: Deney, Deni, Denisa, Denissa, Dennet, Denni, Dennie, Denny and Dinnie.

Creative forms:
(female) Denyde, Donyse, ..

(male) Denyde, Denyus, ..

Middle name pairings:
Denyse Zarah (D.Z.), ..

How popular is Denyse?

Denyse is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#4166 out of 4276, Top 97%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#132259 out of 150436, Top 88%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Denyse entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #1933 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Denyse name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Denyse outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Denyse are Denise (#991 last year), Denisse (#1514), Dennise, Dennie, Denese and Denice. Usage of these relations of Denyse was common among parents during the years 1950-1959 (median #1317) and has become significantly lower since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Denyse, Denese, Denice, Denise, Denisse in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dennie, Dennise in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Denise outside U.S.

Similar Names

Denyse is pronounced similarly to Danice, Danise and Dannyce. Other suggested similar names are Annise, Bernise, Candyse, Cerese, Cerise, Dalise, Danae, Dane, Danee, Dannee, Dayne, Daysi, Debbee, Debbie, Debee, Debs, Dedie, Dee, Deeane, Deedee, Delayne, Delene, Delfyne, Delice, Delie, Deline, Delis, Delise, Delle, Dellise, Delya, Delyn, Delyne, Delyse, Delysia, Dena, Denae, Denay, Dene, Deneen, Denelle, Denesha, Denia, Denica, Denisha, Denna, Deonysia, Derdre, Dessa, Desyre, Devyn, Deyse, Deysi, Dilys, Dinya, Doryne (see Doreen), Doryse (see Doris), Ellyse, Eloyse, Elyse, Felise, Janise, Jenise, Jesse, Joyse, Leese, Lyse, Maryse, Renise, Venesse, Venise and Vernise. These names tend to be less commonly used than Denyse.

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