Desiree: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Desiree
Origin of the name Desiree:
From the Latin Desiderāta, which is from desiderata (desired).
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I've only encountered the name pronounced DEH-zi-ray, rather than deh-zi-RAY.
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My name is Desiree. My mom named me after a song she heard in the 50's. She always swore that she would name her first daughter that. And I came along March 1,1981. I've had a lot of compliments on my name. Everybody says it's different and it's very exotic in some senses. I've told other people that there aren't too many girls out there with my name and it's a very unique name.
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- Meanings and history of the name Desiree: | Edit
In the English form "Desire", this name was often given by 17th century Puritans in New England.
- Famous real-life people named Desiree: | Edit
Desiree Clary, one-time fiancee of Napoleon, who later married Jean Baptiste Bernadotte. When her husband was elected as King Karl VI Johan of Sweden, she became Queen of Sweden. To this day, the first daughter of Swedish royals is always given "Desiree" as one of her middle names. The current Crown Princess of Sweden is named Victoria Ingrid Alice Desiree.
- Desiree in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Desiree", song by Neil Diamond.
Desiree, lead character in Sondheim's musical "A Little Night Music."
The name Desiree is mentioned in the song Everybody Loves Me by One Republic.