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Meaning and Name Origin

Desire \d(e)-si-re\ as a girls' name means "desired". Desire is a variation of Desiree (French, Latin): from Desiderāta. Unique as a given name.


Desire has 2 variants: Desir and Desyre.

Desire has 12 more related forms via Desiree: Desarae, Desaree, Deseray, Desideria, Desirae, Desirat, Desiray, Desirea, Desiri, Dezirae, Deziray and Deziree.


Desire is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2592 out of 4276, Top 61%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Desire and related names. Desiree (#700 the previous year) and Desirae are the prominent variation forms of Desire (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest in the year 1992 and has become much lower since, with the versions Desiree and Desirae becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Desirae, Desiree in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Desire and related baby names outside U.S.