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Boy Name: Desiderio

Name: Desiderio
Pronunciation: \d(e)-side-rio, des(i)-derio\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: yearning; sorrow; desired
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Destrie, Destry, Destrey
Variant forms: Deri, Derito, Desi, Desideratus, Desiderios, Desiderius, Desiderus, Dezi, Diderot, Didier, Dizier
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 19725

Description

Desiderio \d(e)-side-rio, des(i)-derio\ as a boy's name is pronounced DEZ-ee-DER-rio. It is of Latin and Italian origin, and the meaning of Desiderio is "yearning; sorrow; desired". Several names come from this Latin root. The feminine form is D?r?(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 variant forms: Deri, Derito, Desi, Desideratus, Desiderios, Desiderius, Desiderus, Dezi, Diderot, Didier and Dizier.

Baby names that sound like Desiderio are Destrie, Destry and Destrey.

Popularity

Desiderio is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#19725 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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