The name Desiree is a girl's name of French origin meaning "desired, wished". Desiree is ranked #964 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bad Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".
From the experts:
One of the original Frenchified, sensual names, that has now become completely tamed and assimilated. It has been in the US Top 1000 since 1954, though it's in danger of falling off.
"Désirée's Baby" is a short story by Kate Chopin, published in 1893.