Denise

First Name
373k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
751
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Denise

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

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French Denise, from Latin Dionysia, feminine form of Dionysius, a male name of Ancient Greek origin indicating "Dedication to Dionysus". Dionysus is the mythological Greek god of wine responsible for growth of the vines and the originator of winemaking.

  1. A female given name.

Denise was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, French, and German

Notable Persons Named Denise

Denise Richards is an actress. She was most prominent from 1986 to present. Denise was given the name Denise Lee Richards on February 17th, 1971 in Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S.

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Denise Crosby is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. She was most prominent from 1980 to present. Denise was given the name Denise Michelle Crosby on November 24th, 1957 in Hollywood, California, United States.

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Vanity was a singer–songwriter, actress, model, and dancer. Her ongoing career started in 1977. Vanity was given the name Denise Katrina Matthews on January 4th, 1959 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Vanity is also known as Denise Matthews–Smith and D.D. Winters. She left this life on February 15th, 2016.

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Denise van Outen is an actress, singer, dancer, and presenter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Denise was given the name Denise Kathleen Outen on May 27th, 1974 in Basildon.

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Denise Nickerson is an actress and former singer. She was most active from 1965 to 1978. Denise was born on April 1st, 1957 in New York, New York, U.S.

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Denise Welch is a broadcaster and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1983. Denise was given the name Jacqueline Denise Welch on May 22nd, 1958 in Tynemouth.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Denise

They hold the title Martyrs. They passed away in 484.

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Auguste was born on February 3rd, 1906. He passed away in 1991.

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Louis was born in 1863. He left this life in 1914.

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How popular is the baby 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 444 444 0
1943 462 462 0
1944 445 445 0
1945 633 633 0
1946 1,585 1,585 0
1947 1,704 1,698 6
1948 1,935 1,930 5
1949 2,242 2,236 6
1950 4,521 4,515 6 #82 girl name
1951 8,150 8,123 27 #48 girl name
1952 11,672 11,651 21 #33 girl name
1953 11,965 11,945 20 #31 girl name
1954 13,753 13,716 37 #24 girl name
1955 14,592 14,560 32 #23 girl name
1956 14,539 14,511 28 #23 girl name
1957 15,177 15,136 41 #25 girl name
1958 15,005 14,949 56 #27 girl name
1959 14,718 14,664 54 #29 girl name
1960 15,104 15,069 35 #29 girl name
1961 15,418 15,376 42 #30 girl name
1962 14,028 13,981 47 #30 girl name
1963 14,144 14,092 52 #27 girl name
1964 14,783 14,728 55 #25 girl name
1965 13,081 13,032 49 #28 girl name
1966 11,846 11,797 49 #32 girl name
1967 11,122 11,079 43 #34 girl name
1968 9,916 9,875 41 #35 girl name
1969 9,843 9,800 43 #35 girl name
1970 9,377 9,344 33 #36 girl name
1971 8,261 8,217 44 #36 girl name
1972 7,409 7,384 25 #35 girl name
1973 6,646 6,618 28 #38 girl name
1974 5,425 5,397 28 #52 girl name
1975 4,478 4,462 16 #64 girl name
1976 4,017 3,991 26 #69 girl name
1977 3,691 3,682 9 #78 girl name
1978 3,535 3,519 16 #85 girl name
1979 3,284 3,265 19 #92 girl name
1980 3,165 3,146 19 #95 girl name
1981 3,229 3,202 27 #96 girl name
1982 2,914 2,895 19 #100 girl name
1983 2,595 2,571 24
1984 2,480 2,460 20
1985 2,454 2,433 21
1986 2,225 2,204 21
1987 2,126 2,105 21
1988 2,078 2,064 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 1,060 1,049 11
2002 962 956 6
2003 956 956 0
2004 893 893 0
2005 917 917 0
2006 852 852 0
2007 881 881 0
2008 895 895 0
2009 692 692 0
2010 619 619 0
2011 473 473 0
2012 410 410 0
2013 356 356 0
2014 359 359 0
2015 270 270 0
2016 205 205 0

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Popularity of Denise as a first name

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Popularity of Denise as a last name

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Common last names for Denise

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Jackson
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Moore
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Harris
  • Hall
  • Thompson

Common first names for Denise

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Denise U.S.
  White 81.62% 64.26%
  African American 9.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Denise

People with the last name Denise are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Denise

  • How Popular is the name Denise? Denise is the 180th most popular name of all time. As a last name Denise was the 30,946th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Denise have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 373,106 babies born with the first name Denise in the United States. That's more than enough people named Denise to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Denise? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Denise first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Denise is Tuesday, April 22nd, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Denise born? The highest recorded use of the first name Denise was in 1961 with a total of 15,376 babies. That's a lot of babies named Denise!
  • Random Denise Factoid: According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Denise ranks 21st in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 65 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1961.
  • Weird things about the name Denise: Your name in reverse order is Esined. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Niesde. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Denise? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 751 people with the last name Denise.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Denise? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Denise as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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