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What does Desiderio mean?

Desiderio Pronunciation of Desiderio [deside-rio] as a boys' name is pronounced DEZ-ee-DER-rio. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Desiderio is "desired". From Desiderâta. Several names come from this Latin root. The feminine form is Desirée (see Desiree). Saint Desiderius was a seventh-century bishop and martyr in France. The common French name Didier evolved from this root. Comedian Desi Arnaz.


Desiderio has 11 variants: Deri, Derito, Desi, Desideratus, Desiderios, Desiderius, Desiderus, Dezi, Diderot, Didier and Dizier.

Creative forms:
(male) Desideer, Desider, ..

(female) Desidera, Desidesia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Desiderio Braden (D.B.), ..

How popular is Desiderio?

Desiderio is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#14422 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only prominent varying form of Desiderio (not ranked) is Desi. This form of Desiderio was popular as a birth name during the years 1970-1979 (#1156). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Desi in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Desiderio and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Belisario, Cesario, Dedric, Demario, Demetrio, Demitri, Demitrios, Destrie, Dieric (see Dirk), Fedelio, Fidelio, Liberio, Nesterio (see Nestor), Nestorio, Oliverio, Pedrio (see Pedro) and Videlio. Like Desiderio, these names are not commonly used.