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Meaning of Denise

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The name Denise has the following meaning:

One who is a follower of Dionysus. French feminine form of the name Dennis.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Denise is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 335 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Denise fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 85 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 450 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Denise in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Denise is pronounced as duh-nees


Denise originates from the French language.

See other suggested French girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Denise and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Denise: Boys - Royal, Girls - Aimee, Amber, Amiyah, Amya, Antoinette, Belle, Bernadette, Blanche, Carolann, Celine, Chanel, Both genders - Lucille, Lyric


Popular Variants for the name Denise: Danica, Daniece, Danise, Deneigh, Denese, Denice, Deniece, Deniese, Denisa, Denisha, Deniska (Russian), Denissa, Denisse, Denize, Dennette, Dennise, Denyce, Denyse, Dinisia (Portuguese), Dinni, Dinny


We think the name Denise should fall under the following style category: The 70's.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Denise to be: Cute, funny and friendly woman

In one word, you might describe Denise as a(n) "funny" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Denise (or its variants) are:

Denise Lee Richards, born on 17 February, a famous actress. Denise Lee Richards's background: An American actress and former fashion model. She became famous in the late 1990s, after a string of films that highlighted her sex appeal, including Starship Troopers, Wild Things, and The World Is Not Enough.

Denise Levertov, born on 24 October, a famous poet. Denise Levertov's background: A British-born American poet.

Denise van Outen, born on 27 May, a famous actress. Denise van Outen's background: An English television hostess and stage actress of partially Dutch descent. Her most notable roles to date were as a presenter on The Big Breakfast, and as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago on both the West End and on Broadway.
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Daisy (144)
Diamond (226)
Denise (335)
Daniella (338)
Dulce (430)
Deja (473)
Daphne (573)
Deborah (600)
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