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What does Desiderius mean?

Desiderius /de-sid-eri-us/ as a boys' name is of Latin derivation, and the name Desiderius means "desired". Desiderius is a variant form, with the suffix -us, of Desiderio (Latin): from Desiderāta. See also Erasmus.


Desiderius has 3 variants: Desideratus, Desiderios and Desiderus.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Dowsiderius, ..

(female) Desidericie, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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). Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of the boy name Desiderius and associated names. (2014 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.