Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DEHZ-ee
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of Desmond, Desiree and other names beginning with a similar sound. In the case of musician and actor Desi Arnaz (1917-1986) it was a diminutive of Desiderio.

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VariantsDes, Dezi
Other Languages & CulturesDésirée(Dutch) Désiré, Désirée, Didier(French) Désirée(German) Dezső(Hungarian) Desmond, Deasún(Irish) Desiderio, Desideria(Italian) Desiderata, Desideratus, Desideria, Desiderius(Late Roman) Desidéria, Desidério(Portuguese) Dezideriu(Romanian) Desiderio, Desideria(Spanish)
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Entry updated April 5, 2022