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Desire

What does Desire mean?

Desire Pronunciation of Desire [de-sire] as a girls' name means "desired". Desire is an alternate spelling of Desiree (French, Latin): from Desiderāta.

Variations

Desire has 2 variants: Desir and Desyre.

Desire has 11 more related forms via Desiree: Desarae, Desaree, Deseray, Desirae, Desirat, Desiray, Desirea, Desiri, Dezirae, Deziray and Deziree.

Creative forms:
(female) Deside, Dosire, ..

(male) Deside, Desidel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Desire Katie (D.K.), ..

How popular is Desire?

Desire is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2592 out of 4276, Top 61%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#40690 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Desire for girls. Desire was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #1174 in the U.S. in 1992, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Below is a graphed study of the popularity of Desire and related names. Desiree (#813 from current records), Desirae (#1633), Desirea, Dezirae, Desiray and Desarae are the prominent variation forms of Desire listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Deziray, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Desire reached its highest 2 decades ago (adoption of 0.2%) and has become much lower since, with versions such as Desiree falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Desire, Desarae, Desirae, Desiray, Desirea in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Desiree, Dezirae in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adaire, Almire (see Almera), Blaire, Daeira, Daile, Daisie, Danie, Danise, Dasie, Deadra, Debbee, Debera, Debor, Debra, Decia, Dedie, Deedre, Deidre, Deidrie, Deitra, Delara, Delcine, Delene, Delice, Delie, Delina, Deline, Delise, Deliz, Delle, Delmira, Deloise, Delora, Delores, Delsine (see Dulce), Delyse, Demee, Demie, Demitra, Dene, Denia, Denice, Denise, Denize, Denyce, Deonne, Deora, Derdre, Derica, Derine, Derry, Desma, Desme, Destine, Destinee, Destiney, Destini, Devery, Devin, Devinne, Devora, Devri, Deyse, Didiere, Dierdre, Divine, Dodie, Dorice, Dosia, Dustee (see Dusty), Elvire, Jenifre (see Jennifer), Jesirae, Kesare and Klaire. These names tend to be less commonly used than Desire.

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