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What does Desiderius mean?

Desiderius Pronunciation of Desiderius [desiderius] as a boys' name is of Latin derivation, and the name Desiderius means "desired". Desiderius is a variant form of Desiderio (Latin): from Desiderāta. See also Erasmus.


Desiderius has 3 variants: Desideratus, Desiderios and Desiderus.

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Middle name pairings:
Desiderius Toby (D.T.), ..

How popular is Desiderius?

Desiderius is a rare first name for men. Desiderius is an equivalently unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular alternative form of Desiderius (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000 is Erasmus. Other forms, like Desideratus, are uncommon. This form of Desiderius reached the top of its popularity during the years 1880-1889 (#1244). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Andrius, Aricelius, Arsenius, Basilius, Belisarius, Cecilius, Damarius, Dametrius, Darius, Darrius, Decimus, Dedalus, Dedric, Dedrick, Delius, Demarcus, Demarkus, Demetris, Demetrius, Demitri, Demitrios, Demitrius, Denies, Derrius, Destrie, Deveraux, Devereux, Diderot, Diederick, Dieric (see Dirk), Dierick, Dimetrius, Dimitrios, Dimitrious, Dmitrios (see Demetrius), Efigenius (see Efigenio), Egidius, Ephigenius (see Efigenio), Eusebius, Gennarius (see Gennaro), Hesperios, Hesperus, Hilarius, Iphigenius, Isidorus, Jenarius, Nectarius, Nektarius, Severinus, Sirius, Terrius, Valerius and Vasilius. These names tend to be more commonly used than Desiderius.

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