US Popularity:2264
Meaning:Much desired
Desiree is a girl's name of French origin, meaning "much desired." Pronounced des-i-ray, this beautiful French name was originally coined by the Puritans. It can be spelled in a variety of ways, including Désirée, Dessire, and the male version, Desiré. Fans of Baz Luhrmann's stunning adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet will recognize this name from the renowned soundtrack. British singer Desirée Annette Weekes, aka Des'ree, had a hit song with "I'm Kissing You." Her performance in the film marks the moment Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio’s onscreen characters fall in love at first sight. With a name like Desiree, your baby daughter is bound to pursue her passions and chase her dreams with confidence and enthusiasm!

Desiree Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Desiree is currently #1270 on The Bump
Girl:Desiree is currently #926 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Desiree is currently #2264 in U.S. births
Girl:Desiree is currently #1208 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 106
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Désirée

  • Behind the Name, Desiree, November 2019

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, desire, October 2021

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