Boy name origins & meanings
- French : Desire
Family name origins & meanings
- 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.