denises


denises

noun

  1. a male given name.

noun

  1. a female given name: derived from Denis.

noun

  1. Maurice (mɔris). 1870–1943, French painter and writer on art. One of the leading Nabis, he defined a picture as “essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order”
  2. Saint Denis or Saint Denys 3rd century ad, first bishop of Paris; patron saint of France. Feast day: Oct 9

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.

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