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Gender: Female Pronunciation: den-EESE Origin of Denise: French, feminine variation of Denis

The name Denise is a girl's name of French origin. Denise and is often added to lists like Midcentury Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Denise was a French favorite of the fifties and sixties but is less chic now. Ranked at Number 991 in the US, it may leave the Top 1000 soon enough.

It ranks Number 104 in Italy.

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Famous People Named Denise

Saint Denise, 3rd century Turkish martyr
Saint Denise, 4th century African martyr
Denise Lee Richards, American actress
Denise "Dee" Barnes, American rapper
Denise Lewis, Olympic English heptathlete
Denise Kathleen van Outen, English actress, singer and television presenter
Denise Levertov, British-born American poet
Denise Austin, American fitness guru
Denise Marie Quiñones, Puerto Rican beauty queen; Miss Universe 2001
Denise Michelle Crosby, American actress
Denise Nickerson, American actress
Denise Lor (born Denise Jeanne Briault), American actress
Denise Anne Christina Drysdale, Australian actress
Denise Vega, American novelist
(Jacqueline) Denise Welch, English actress
Denise Lorraine Keller, Singaporean model and TV host
Denise Ho (Wan-see), Hong Kong singer
Denise Laurel, Filipina actress
Denise Faye, American choreographer
Denise Naomi Klein Robins, English romance novelist
Denise Kelly Horan, sister-in-law of Niall Horan of One Direction
Marie-Denise Villers, French Neoclassical artist

Pop Culture References for the name Denise

Denise Lovett, a character from the British TV series "The Paradise"
Denise Huxtable, character on TV's "The Cosby Show" and "A Different World"
Denise Sherwood, character on TV's "Army Wives"
Denise Celeste Fox, character on British soap "EastEnders"
"Sully and Denise," sketch on TV's "Saturday Night Live"
Denise Mahoney, character on TV's "Scrubs"
Denise, character on "The Walking Dead"
Denise Frazer, one of Michelle's best friends on "Full House"
Denise the Pig, character on TV's "The Muppets"
"Denise," song by Randy & the Rainbows
"Denise," play by Alexandre Dumas
Denise McIntyre, a character in Adam Silvera's "History Is All You Left Me"

Denese, Deniese, Daniece, Deni, Denni, Danice, Denice, Denisse, Denyse, Danica, Danise, Dennise, Denyce, Deniece, Denny

Denise's International Variations

Dinisia (Portuguese) Deniska (Russian)


Daiseymae Says:


I think Denise is a pretty name.

tla123 Says:


I've always liked this name, maybe because my main association with it is the gorgeous Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable.

cabosanmucus Says:


even though it's a mom name it's still chic to me