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Desiree meaning and name origin
Desiree \d(e)-si-ree\ as a girl's 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.
For more information, see also the related name Didiane.
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Popularity of Desiree
Desiree is a very popular first name for females (#425 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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