French, feminine variation of Denis
"god of Nysa"

Denise Origin and Meaning

The name Denise is a girl's name of French origin meaning "god of Nysa".

Denise was a French favorite of the fifties and sixties but is less chic now. In 2020 it broke back into the Top 1000 after a five-year hiatus, catapulted into style by reality TV star Denisse Novoa — but it dropped out again the following year.

# 872 in the US

Denise Rank in US Top 1000

Denise Popularity

Famous People Named Denise

  • Saint Denise3rd century Turkish martyr
  • Saint Denise4th century African martyr
  • Denise Lee RichardsAmerican actress
  • Denise "Dee" BarnesAmerican rapper
  • Denise LewisOlympic English heptathlete
  • Denise Kathleen van OutenEnglish actress, singer and television presenter
  • Denise LevertovBritish,born American poet
  • Denise AustinAmerican fitness guru
  • Denise Marie QuiñonesPuerto Rican beauty queen; Miss Universe 2001
  • Denise Michelle CrosbyAmerican actress
  • Denise NickersonAmerican actress
  • Denise Lor (born Denise Jeanne Briault)American actress
  • Denise Anne Christina DrysdaleAustralian actress
  • Denise VegaAmerican novelist
  • (Jacqueline) Denise WelchEnglish actress
  • Denise Lorraine KellerSingaporean model and TV host
  • Denise Ho (Wansee), Hong Kong singer
  • Denise LaurelFilipina actress
  • Denise FayeAmerican choreographer
  • Denise Naomi Klein RobinsEnglish romance novelist
  • Denise Kelly Horansister,in,law of Niall Horan of One Direction
  • MarieDenise Villers, French Neoclassical artist
  • Denise Milani(b. 1976) Czech glamour & fitness model

Denise in Pop Culture

  • Denise Frazerone of Michelle's best friends on "Full House"
  • Denise Lovetta character from the British TV series "The Paradise"
  • Denise Huxtablecharacter on TV's "The Cosby Show" and "A Different World"
  • Denise Sherwoodcharacter on TV's "Army Wives"
  • Denise Celeste Foxcharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • "Sully and Denise" sketch on TV's "Saturday Night Live"
  • Denise Mahoneycharacter on TV's "Scrubs"
  • Denisecharacter on "The Walking Dead"
  • Denise the Pigcharacter on TV's "The Muppets"
  • "Denise" song by Randy & the Rainbows
  • "Denise" play by Alexandre Dumas
  • Denise McIntyrea character in Adam Silvera's "History Is All You Left Me"