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 popular first name for women (#425 out of 4276, Top 10%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Desiree was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #122 in the U.S. in 1992, and is at #813 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Desiree (#813 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000 are Desarae, Desirae (#1633 from recent data), Desiray, Desire, Desirea and Dezirae. These relations of Desiree were favored by parents in the year 1994 (median #1352) and have become significantly less popular since, with versions like Desirae becoming less stylish.
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.