Denise Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Denise:
Feminine form of Dennis, which is an English cognate of the Greek Dionysios (a follower of the god Dionysos).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Denise: | Edit
The popular song of 1963 by Randy and the Rainbows - Oh Denise, made a rare name have a short run of popularity. It is more common today for Denise to be a middle name.
It's a nice name. If it was my name I wouldn't mind.
I also agree it's a nice name. I can't believe the Muppets are using it for a new pig! That will ruin the name and people with this name will be ridiculed! Give the pig a name that nobody has, like Pruney.
- Personal experiences with the name Denise: | Edit
My name is Denise. When I was a child my brother and I were called Denise and Denephew as a joke.
I was born in 1962 in Ontario, Canada. No one had heard of the name Denise, except in Quebec. I was the only Denise in school until high school, when I met one other Denise.
My mother's name is Denise and that name will always be linked to my mother.
My baby sister's name is Denise. When she came home I had a younger sister who was 3 and she couldn't pronounce the name Denise she said Nonise, so from that day on my sister's nickname was Nonie.
- Nicknames for Denise: | Edit
Denny, D, neecee, neisey, Nisey, Nini, Dino, Dee, DD, Nis
- Meanings and history of the name Denise: | Edit
Of French origins, meaning "follower of Dionysius (the greek god of wine)". An ancient Latin form of the name, Dionysia, dating back to the 1920s.
- Famous real-life people named Denise: | Edit
Denise Richards, American model and actress
Denise van Outen, British television personality and actress
Deniece Williams, American singer
Denyce Graves, American opera singer
Denise Lewis, British heptathlete
Denise Austin, American fitness expert
Denise Levertov, Anglo-American poet
Denise Drysdale, Australian television personality and comedian
Denise Donovan, Dancer and Stage Actress
Denise Matthews [AKA: Vanity (of Vanity 6)], singer/actress
- Denise in song, story & screen: | Edit
Oh Denise-Randy and the Rainbows 1963
Denise Huxtable in "The Cosby Show" (1984-1992)