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In 2018, 49 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Denise who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 135th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
Everyone I know named Denise has had to bear the terrible dad joke, "Where's Denephew?" Don't set your kid up for a lifetime of that. If you like the name Denise, surely you can find something comparable that you'll also like. I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with the name, but its peak (in the U.S.) in the 1960s means that it sounds pretty middle-aged these days, and that's always the age that people disdain when they're naming new babies. I'd expect Denise to make a comeback in 30 years or so. I also know a lot of women who have Denise as a middle name. Denise, Christine, Nicole, Marie, etc. sound good as middle names because their iambic meter goes well with the trochaic first names that most people have (in the U.S., anyway).
― Anonymous User  9/19/2018
When I hear the name Denise, I see a blonde woman of lower class, top heavy, ugly, and not too bright. Like a gun Moll, perhaps.
― Anonymous User  8/29/2018
Denise sounds very sweet.
kayisforkeen  8/13/2018
This is the name of my great aunt and she is a wonderful person. Nice, friendly and funny. She's hardworking, self-sacrificing and ready to make a fool of herself if she thinks it will help you. If one person can make you hate a name, one person should be able to make you love a name also.
― Anonymous User  12/8/2017
Denise Perrier is a French actress and model who won Miss World 1953. She now goes by "Denise Perrier Lanfranchi." Perrier was crowned Miss France World 1953 by Miss France World 1952, Nicole Drouin. She represents France in Miss World 1953 pageant. Perrier was the third person to be chosen as Miss World in 1953, representing France; the same year that France also won the Miss Universe pageant by Christiane Martel.
cutenose  1/12/2017
My name is also Denise-Lynne, only hyphenated. I was named after my mother, by my aunt (Lynne). So growing up there was big Denise and little Denise, DL and Nissie (néesee) I don't know why I chose to spell it like that, but I did.

I used to dislike my name but now I find it unique and strong. I've never heard of the name Denise being lucky, but I am also a very lucky person.

From what I can judge of Denises we are happy, smiley, and helpful.
― Anonymous User  12/27/2016
Denise is pretty and sweet but still makes me think of a strong, intelligent woman. I'd use it as a middle name.
silly_rabbit  9/5/2015
Denise is one of those names that dates people. I feel like during the 60's and 70's you had these Denise, Michelle, Susan, Sharon sort of names. Both of the Denise's I've known were incredibly beautiful and not a middle-aged housewife, but that's what I imagine when I hear the name--someone's mother wearing an apron.
GigiGogo  8/2/2015
My personal impression at this point:

I won't be using this name. In today's times when I hear Denise I see a manly figure due to it sounding like Dennis. Sort of sounds cheap I guess. Someone that oozes phony charm. Besides, it's old, used up and outdated.
shco  3/21/2015
My name's Denise, and middle Lynn, and I think my name's rather dull like the rest of the other users. I'm not a bad person, though I do have trust issues from past experiences of people I've met. The name Denise, from what I've found, also brings luck, if you wanna have a go at the lottery, bring a Denise with you and let her choose. My mom always gets her money back with me.
Sure my entire name is descendants of royals or nobles but I tend to fancy the name Bellamy, or Sammy.
Back to my personality. The people who say that they wouldn't trust a Denise or that we're bad people. That's just their personality, at a very young age I developed a very great conscience, when we had a child in middle school not have enough money to buy school supplies, I gave her all mine, when I see starving, dying, or stray dogs I take them home and care for them until they're better, then find them a home.
Most Denise's aren't bad people, and from what my friends from school say is that I'm a very loyal, trustworthy, and honest person.
Give Denise's a chance.
Neesielynn  1/28/2015
I love the way Denise sounds. Classy, sophisticated, gorgeous, feminine, sexy. I think the nickname "Niecy" is sweet and sassy. But sadly, I've met 3 women with the name Denise, all of them despicable human beings. I could never use this name and I wouldn't be able to trust someone with this name. I've never known one halfway decent Denise. Which is sad because it's such a lovely name.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2013
A man was driving his wife, who was pregnant with twins, to the hospital. They were in quite a hurry, and they crashed. The husband later awoke in the hospital, greeted by his practical joker of a brother. "Your wife and new son and daughter are just fine, but the hospital was in such a rush I had to name the kids for you. I named the girl Denise." The man was relieved. "Thankyou, that's a lovely name. What's the boy's name?" His brother replied "Denephew."

That's what I think of when I hear this name. I don't think it's very pretty. It's not horrible, but there are much prettier names out there.
Meapergirl  12/12/2011
Very ugly, I'm afraid.
― Anonymous User  7/2/2011
This is my first name and I've never been fond of it nor have I used it. If someone calls me Denise I honestly don't even respond, to me it's just a name that I have to use when I sign important documents. I also hate the nickname it gave me when I was a kid "Neecie Cole" how ridiculous.
― Anonymous User  5/23/2011
Evangelist Denise Matthews, formally known as eighties pop singer and actress Vanity.
― Anonymous User  4/11/2011
I like it. It's overused with the 30+ crowd, but is quite refreshing on a newborn. My mate's called Denise, and the name fits her. Makes me think of someone a little madcap, even wild, with impish humour and beautiful blue eyes (:
DaphneSusan  2/21/2011
This is my name and I actually like it a lot. When I was younger, I wished my name were Lisa, Laura, or Patty. But now I'm happy that I have a name that is unique without being too out there. St. Denis is the name of a French martyr, who is the patron saint of France. It is also the name of the first gothic cathedral. When you visit Europe, you see many sites and streets names after St. Denis. It's a simple, elegant, and classic French name.
― Anonymous User  12/7/2010
This is my name but is spelled Dennise, with two n's. I can't say I love my name but it's OK I guess. Whenever teachers see my name they say 'Dennise with 2 n's, that's different!' There are so many variants of the name. Denise, Dennise, Denisse (Now that looks like a typo to me, 2 s's?), Denyse (Had someone put that one on my birthday card! Sorry, I'm not Denyse, I'm Dennise!), and so on and so forth. Have not met anyone else with my exact name and spelling.
Cynder  10/7/2010
Frumpy and dated.
― Anonymous User  7/16/2010
It's also pretty common in the Netherlands where it's pronounced duh-NEE-suh. [noted -ed]
renee06  12/21/2009
This name is okay, but it's kind of dull. I tend to use it humorously in my writings. It also makes me think of the annoying Denise Richards. I'd rather go for the Spanish form Dionisia.
bananarama  10/7/2009
Denise is Pamela Anderson's middle name.
enchy  7/29/2009
Denise Palmer is the main character in the novel The Good Negress by AJ Verdelle.
bibi66  4/12/2009
Listen to the German pronunciation of Denise here:
_satu_  1/17/2008
My mother's name is Denise. This name is okay I guess, not one of my faves though. I heard the meaning is goddess of wine.
dreamgirl54  11/10/2007
While not technically a famous bearer, there is a well known, 1963 doo-wop song by Randy & and The Rainbows, "Denise".
RachaelEmanuelle  9/26/2007
I don't care much for this name. It's trying too hard. And it sounds hard too. Not my cup of tea at all.
Tango  6/20/2007
There are a few spellings of this name, but I like one particular version - "Denyse" - because it looks rather unique. I mean, "Denise" seems quite overused to me because I know quite a few people called Denise.

Dear Hana, I'm sorry to hear about that particular rather horrid Denise you've encountered but hopefully that doesn't ruin your impression of the name. I actually find it quite beautiful and fitting for a gentle girl with a regal leaderlike air about her.
seraphine_eternal  6/13/2007
Also the name of one of my best friends and I love it! It's classic and has a nice meaning.
renee06  5/10/2007
"Necie" (NEE-see) is a cute nickname for Denise.
VictoriaCalledTori  3/13/2007
I really like it. It has a nice ring to it. I also had a classmate in primary school who's name was Denise and my teacher used to sing that song "Denis, Denis" all day long:P.
renee06  3/1/2007
A famous bearer is Denise Austin, who can help you lose 10 pounds with her new dancing video.
Taydbug112  1/10/2007
It's an awesome name, it's on my list of names for girls if I have one. My friend from Germany is also named Denise, she likes to be called Denny. She also has a twin sister named Maxine.
Holdmecloser2u13  10/5/2006
Denise is one of the lawyers on the TV show Boston Legal.
MusicRat  7/23/2006
This is my middle name, my first name Kathryn means basically "pure" and Denise - from other sources - means "follower of Dionysos" god of wine, dance and revelry so my name means "pure alcoholic". Gee thanks mom and dad :)
kathrynv  4/2/2006
Denise Richards, formerly married to Charlie Sheen, bears this lovely name.
rubberduckiiz2  1/5/2006
Lisa Bonet on The Cosby Show.
― Anonymous User  12/13/2005
In Spanish it is spelled Denisse.
frangg23  11/15/2005
This name is a person who is caring, fun and gentle.
― Anonymous User  9/10/2005
To the person who said that Denise inspires thought of a caring, beautiful, funny person, I'd just like to say that the only Denise I've known was thrown out of school for bullying this other girl so bad she nearly killed herself, and she also looked like Shrek. Couldn't stand the girl.
hana  2/6/2006
Saint Denise, a Christian martyr, bore this name. It's a beautiful name.
Tbird  8/2/2005

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