Meaning and Origin of: Didier

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Desire

Last name origin & meaning:

  • French : from the personal name (Latin Desiderius, a derivative of desiderium ‘desire’, ‘longing’, given either to a longed-for child as an expression of the Christian’s spiritual longing for God). The name was borne by a 3rd-century bishop of Langres and a 6th-century bishop of Vienne in the Dauphiné, both of whom were locally venerated as saints.
  • Brought from Champagne, this surname was in Montreal by 1703.