Namesakes

Belgian Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Yves Leterme (a.k.a. Désiré)   2008; 2009-2011  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 2 actors
Fernandel (a.k.a. Désiré)   1903-1971  
Koen Crucke (a.k.a. Desiré)   1952-  
Olympic Medalists: 1 bronze
(bronze) Désiré Mérchez   1900   swimming - 200 m team  
Saints: 1 blessed
Blessed Jacques-Désiré Laval   1803-1864