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since 1880

Denise

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Devotee of Dionysos
  • #178 All Time
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618k Dennis (English)
20k Denis (French)
4k Denisha (American)
< 1k Denicia (American)

How popular is the name "Denise" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1882 5 5 0
1889 7 7 0
1894 6 6 0
1900 7 7 0
1902 6 6 0
1903 6 6 0
1904 6 6 0
1905 7 7 0
1906 6 6 0
1907 7 7 0
1908 6 6 0
1909 7 7 0
1910 7 7 0
1911 5 5 0
1912 13 13 0
1913 17 17 0
1914 23 23 0
1915 25 25 0
1916 29 29 0
1917 29 29 0
1918 27 27 0
1919 28 28 0
1920 61 61 0
1921 37 37 0
1922 53 53 0
1923 47 47 0
1924 52 52 0
1925 50 50 0
1926 60 60 0
1927 78 78 0
1928 88 88 0
1929 107 107 0
1930 83 83 0
1931 102 102 0
1932 117 117 0
1933 112 112 0
1934 125 125 0
1935 157 157 0
1936 200 200 0
1937 255 255 0
1938 236 236 0
1939 265 260 5
1940 327 327 0
1941 346 346 0
1942 445 445 0
1943 462 462 0
1944 445 445 0
1945 633 633 0
1946 1,586 1,586 0
1947 1,704 1,698 6
1948 1,934 1,929 5
1949 2,242 2,236 6
1950 4,525 4,519 6 #82 girl name
1951 8,149 8,122 27 #48 girl name
1952 11,671 11,650 21 #33 girl name
1953 11,961 11,941 20 #31 girl name
1954 13,751 13,714 37 #24 girl name
1955 14,591 14,559 32 #23 girl name
1956 14,540 14,512 28 #23 girl name
1957 15,184 15,143 41 #25 girl name
1958 15,000 14,944 56 #27 girl name
1959 14,716 14,662 54 #29 girl name
1960 15,105 15,070 35 #29 girl name
1961 15,419 15,377 42 #30 girl name
1962 14,029 13,982 47 #30 girl name
1963 14,147 14,095 52 #27 girl name
1964 14,784 14,729 55 #25 girl name
1965 13,079 13,030 49 #28 girl name
1966 11,847 11,798 49 #32 girl name
1967 11,123 11,080 43 #34 girl name
1968 9,916 9,875 41 #35 girl name
1969 9,845 9,802 43 #35 girl name
1970 9,376 9,343 33 #36 girl name
1971 8,260 8,216 44 #36 girl name
1972 7,409 7,384 25 #35 girl name
1973 6,645 6,617 28 #38 girl name
1974 5,425 5,397 28 #52 girl name
1975 4,477 4,461 16 #64 girl name
1976 4,016 3,990 26 #69 girl name
1977 3,690 3,681 9 #78 girl name
1978 3,536 3,520 16 #85 girl name
1979 3,284 3,265 19 #92 girl name
1980 3,166 3,147 19 #94 girl name
1981 3,229 3,202 27 #96 girl name
1982 2,913 2,894 19 #100 girl name
1983 2,596 2,572 24
1984 2,479 2,459 20
1985 2,454 2,433 21
1986 2,225 2,204 21
1987 2,124 2,103 21
1988 2,079 2,065 14
1989 2,052 2,033 19
1990 1,973 1,955 18
1991 1,755 1,744 11
1992 1,646 1,628 18
1993 1,469 1,457 12
1994 1,402 1,390 12
1995 1,310 1,301 9
1996 1,234 1,229 5
1997 1,080 1,074 6
1998 999 999 0
1999 964 964 0
2000 969 963 6
2001 1,059 1,048 11
2002 962 956 6
2003 956 956 0
2004 893 893 0
2005 917 917 0
2006 851 851 0
2007 881 881 0
2008 895 895 0
2009 692 692 0
2010 618 618 0
2011 473 473 0
2012 410 410 0
2013 355 355 0
2014 358 358 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Denise? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 372,626 babies born with the name Denise in the United States. That's more than enough Denises to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Denise" was in 1961 with a total of 15,377 babies. (That's a lot of baby Denises)

According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Denise" ranks #53 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 82 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1961. Across the entire United States a total of 15,419 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Denise popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Denise" mean? The list below shows the origins of Denise as well as things modernly associated with the name Denise such as celebrities named Denise.

French

Origin and Meaning of Denise

The name "Denise" is of French origin, and it means "Devotee of Dionysos". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Denise Richards

Denise Richards is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. Denise was born in 1972 as Denise Lee Richards in Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S.

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Denise Milani

Denise was born in 1980.

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Denise van Outen

Denise van Outen is an actress, singer, dancer, and presenter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. Denise was born in 1974 as Denise Kathleen Outen in Basildon, Essex, England.

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Denise Crosby

Denise Crosby is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1980 to present. Denise was born in 1957 as Denise Michelle Crosby in Hollywood, California, U.S.

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Denise Keller

Denise Keller is a model. Denise was born in 1982 in Singapore.

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Denise Dowse

Denise was born in 1958.

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Alternative Meanings

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

Your name in reverse order is "Esined". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Sdieen". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Denise born Jun 1, 2000

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Greenland approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

Name poster for Denise

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