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Subject: Re: the history of the name Denise
Author: Silver   (guest)
Date: February 4, 2002 at 10:00:07 PM
Reply to: the history of the name Denise by Denise
DENISE (f) Feminine form of DENIS
DENIS (m) Medieval form of DIONYSIUS. Saint Denis was a 3rd-century missionary to Gaul who was beheaded in Paris. He is the patron saint
of France. Another notable bearer was the French philosopher Denis Diderot.
DIONYSIUS (m) Latin form of DIONYSIOS. This was the name of several early saints including a 3rd-century pope.
DIONYSIOS (m) Greek personal name derived from the name of the Greek god DIONYSOS. Famous bearers include two early tyrants of
Syracuse and a 1st-century BC Greek rhetorician.
DIONYSOS (m) From Greek Dios meaning "of Zeus" combined with Nysa, the name of a legendary mountain. In Greek mythology Dionysos
was the god of wine, revelry, fertility and dance. He was the son of Zeus and Semele.

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