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Denise

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Origin: Greek

Meaning: the French feminine form of Denis, the French form of Greek Dionysius composed of Greek elements Dios meaning "of Zeus" combined with Nysa, the name of the region where the Greek god Dionysius was raised, the name possibly meaning "tree" though the etymology is uncertain. However, Dionysius is believed to be pre-Greek, possibly Thracian in origin.


Variants:
  • Deniece (English)
  • Denice (English)




Male forms:
  • Denis (French)
  • Denys (French)
  • Dennis (English, German, Dutch)



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