- a female given name: derived from Denis.
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Examples from the Web for denise
Jerry mumbled on until Denise thought she would cry, then she hung up.
Just before midnight, Denise spoke to Jerry Lee for the last time.
Denise Richards: Oh, I thought it was special that I got a letter!
Denise Richards: Hugh is very funny and has a great sense of humor.
It was a very nice letter and he joked that the next movie he was going to write was going to be The Denise Richards Movie.
Nor was Denise, apparently, quite as femininely modest as my image of perfection.The Ideal
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Denise Ryland grasped her by the arm, pointing out into the darkened Square.
Denise Ryland was staring at the Frenchman as if fascinated.
I was unable to see this other lady, but my fare addressed her as 'Denise.'
"They will stay for lunch, good Denise," he announces, quite peremptorily.Floyd Grandon's Honor
Amanda Minnie Douglas
Word Origin and History for denise
fem. form of masc. proper name Dennis. Little used in U.S. before 1920s; was at its most popular (top 50) for girls born between 1951 and 1973.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper