What does Desiree mean?
Desiree [de-siree] as a girls' name is pronounced DEZ-a-ray. It is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Desiree is "desired". From Desiderâta. The Puritans used Desire as a given name. Literary: a popular novel published in the 1960s traced the biography of the French Désirée Clary from poverty in Marseilles to the throne of Sweden. Parents often use this name as suggesting that the child will grow up to be a desirable woman. The name is often spelled phonetically to ensure the French pronunciation.
Associated with: puritans.
Related girl name: Didiane.Creative forms:
(female) Dasiree, Tasiree, ..
(male) Desireau, Desirrio, .. Middle name pairings:
Desiree Aleyah (D.A.), ..
How popular is Desiree?
Desiree is a very prominent first name for women (#425 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Desiree entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #122 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is currently at #813. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Desirae (#1633 from current records), Desirea, Dezirae, Desire, Desiray and Desarae are the popular variation forms of Desiree (#813 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Desiree was widespread in 1994 (median #1352) and has become significantly diminished since, with forms like Desirae falling out of fashion.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Berree (see Berry), Casidee, Cecilee, Daicee (see Dacey), Daisee, Dasie, Debbee, Debee, Dedie, Deedee, Deedre, Deidre, Deidrie, Deirdre, Dejanee, Delaree, Delice, Delie, Deline, Delise, Delores, Delsine (see Dulce), Demee, Demie, Denice, Deniece, Denise, Denisse, Denize, Derdre, Deren, Derine, Desme, Destanee, Destine, Destinee, Destiney, Destinie, Devinee, Devinne, Dimitee, Dixee, Dominee, Doree, Dustee (see Dusty), Genivee, Heidee, Jenilee, Jeree, Jerree, Jesirae, Jeziree, Keree, Leslee, Merree, Shiree, Teree, Terree and Weslee. These names tend to be less frequently used than Desiree.See names in meaning and etymology.