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 girl name Didiane.
Desiree is a very popular first name for females (#425 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Desiree for girls. Desiree reached its highest rank of #122 in the U.S. in 1992. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Desiree and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Desiree (#700) and Desirae. (2014 statistics).