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Girl Name: Desiree

Name: Desiree
Pronunciation: \d(e)-si-ree\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: much desired
Origin: French
Related Names: Didiane
Sounds Like: Tesora
Variant forms: Desarae, Desaree, Deseray, Desideria, Desir, Desirae, Desirat, Desiray, Desire, Desirea, Desiri, Desyre, Dezirae, Deziray, Deziree
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 425

Description

Desiree \d(e)-si-ree\ as a girl's name is pronounced DEZ-a-ray. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Desiree is "much desired". The Puritans used Desire as a given name. Literary: a popular novel published in the 1960s traced the biography of the French D?r?Clary from poverty in Marseilles to the throne of Sweden. Often spelled phonetically to ensure the French pronunciation.

Desiree has 15 variant forms: Desarae, Desaree, Deseray, Desideria, Desir, Desirae, Desirat, Desiray, Desire, Desirea, Desiri, Desyre, Dezirae, Deziray and Deziree.

For more information, see also the related name Didiane.

A baby name that sounds like Desiree is Tesora.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Desiree.

Popularity

Desiree is a very popular first name for women (#425 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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