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Gender: Female Meaning of Desiree: "desired, wished" Origin of Desiree: French

The name Desiree is a girl's name of French origin meaning "desired, wished". Desiree and is often added to lists like Bad Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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.

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beachbear Says:


The reason this name makes me think of a stripper is because it's "desire" with an e on the end.

scblovesnames Says:


I knew a Desiree growing up. I like this name.

Dipper Says:


Love this one. I don't associate this with strippers whatsoever, but then again, I'm not well-versed in the world of strippers.

Petrova James Says:


Well,congratulations for your gorgeous name,Desiree.It makes me very sad that this beautiful name is seen as "Exotics dancers".It has a great sound and a interesting meaning,and it don't get enough appreciation like it should.Love,Petrova.

LostKid Says:


I don't get the hate, I like this name. It doesn't sound like a stripper name to me at all, just a nice modern name.

Desiree Says:


Hi my name is Desiree and i HATE the nickname desi/dezi my friends call me that just to make me mad. but I like my name because it makes me feel independant!

djshawman Says:


My name is Desiree' (prounounced Dez- ir- Ray) I'm a professional and NOT a stripper. I resent the implication that my name would invoke the same thought as the name Bambi. Growing up, I hated my name because it was different not because the name has some stripper connotation. There were no other Desiree's in my school. Now, I can't tell you what a relief it is to have a unique name. When someone mentions my name, I know they're talking about me, and I don't have to use my last name or some stupid nickname to differentiate myself. I prefer Dez or Desiree' and not Desi/Dezi (what I was called as a child).

Mizukuni Says:


I like the spelling Dezirae better.

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


Dez is such a cute nickname though...

Guest Says:


I was in kindergarten with a Desiree, she was cool but this will always be a "stripper" name to me.

unicornluvgirl Says:


Why would a teenager hate you for this name? It isn't THAT bad.

LadyVanRaven Says:


I'm sorry but... no. Just no. It gives me a not-so-nice image of an 'exotic' dancer. I just don't see the appeal. Sorry, just my opinion.