Denise Name Meaning & Origin

Denise

Pronunciation: deh-NEES (key)

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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Denisse

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Nicknames for Denise

Denny, D, neecee, neisey, Nisey, Nini, Dino, Dee, DD, Nis

Meanings and history of the name Denise

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

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

Oh Denise-Randy and the Rainbows 1963
Denise Huxtable in "The Cosby Show" (1984-1992)
Denise on the Big Bang Theory 2018

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