Desiree Name Meaning & Origin

Desiree

Pronunciation: deh-zi-RAY (key)

Origin of the name Desiree:

From the Latin Desiderāta, which is from desiderata (desired).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Desi, Desirae, Désirée, Rae

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Nicknames for Desiree

Rae, Desi, Dez, Dezzie

Meanings and history of the name Desiree

In the English form "Desire", this name was often given by 17th century Puritans in New England.

Famous real-life people named Desiree

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

"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.

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