What does Desiree mean?
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.
Related girl name: Didiane.more]
How popular is Desiree?
Desiree is a very popular first name for women (#425 out of 4276, Top 10%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name history of Desiree for girls. Desiree was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #122 in the U.S. in 1992, and is at #700 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other prominent related form of Desiree (#700 from recent data) rated in the Top 1000 is Desirae. These relations of Desiree were favored by parents in the year 1992 (median #299) and have become significantly less popular since (#850, down 79%), with versions like Desirae becoming less stylish.
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Recommended similar baby names are Berree, Casidee, Cecilee, Daicee, Daisee, Dasie, Debbee, Debee, Dedie, Deedee, Deedre, Deidre▼, Deidrie, Deirdre▼, Dejanee, Delaree, Delice, Delie, Deline, Delise, Delores▼, Delsine, Demee, Demie, Denice▼, Deniece, Denise▼, Denisse, Denize, Derdre, Deren, Derine, Desme, Destanee, Destine, Destinee▼, Destiney▼, Destinie, Devinee, Devinne, Dimitee, Dixee, Dominee, Doree, Dustee, 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.