Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Denise f. Fem. of Dennis.

The name of two early saints.

The English diminutives Di and Diot are witnessed in 1379 in the relational bynames Disoñ (WRYPT1 p. 168) and Diotsoñ (WRYPT1 p. 30).

England
Latin
1222 Dionisia (nom) StPaulDom p. 19; 1336 Dyonisia (nom) PSS-CXIV 14b; 1337 Dionisia (nom) ibid. 14c, Dionisie (gen) ibid. 14c; 1340xc1450 Dionisa (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 6, Dionisia (nom) ibid. p. 71; 1379 Dionicia (nom) WRYPT1 p. 18, Dionisia (nom) ibid. p. 4; 1381 Denise (nom) Suffolk1381 p. 104, Denisia (nom) ibid. p. 96, Dennis (nom) ibid. p. 113, Deonicia (nom) ibid. p. 97, Deonisia (abl) ibid. p. 92, Dionis (nom) ibid. p. 85, Dionisia (abl) ibid. p. 90; 1556 Dionisia (nom) StMartF p. 58
1377 Dyota (nom) FenPT-2 p. 5; 1379 Diota (nom) WRYPT1 p. 7
Middle English
1426 Denys EEW p. 74
Early Modern English
1503 Denys OrpingtonKe p. 73; 1530 Dianes LIWill-III p. 13; 1541 Dennys BEmar-vol1 p. 2; 1560 Denys BUmar-vol1 p. 1; 1562 Dionise COmar-vol2 p. 47; 1564 Denis OrpingtonKe p. 2; 1570 Dennis ibid. p. 3; 1573 Denis ibid. p. 4; 1574 Denis ibid. p. 4; 1576 Dennis ibid. p. 4; 1578 Dinnis CAmar-vol1 p. 3; 1579 Dennes DEmar-vol1 p. 84; 1585 Denys BEmar-vol2 p. 3; 1586 Denis OrpingtonKe p. 7; 1587 Denis ibid. p. 8, Dinnis CAmar-vol1 p. 4; 1590 Dence StAnthonlin p. 34; 1593 Dennis bruton-vol1 p. 52; 1594 Denys BEmar-vol2 p. 4, Dionis DEmar-vol2 p. 30
France
Latin
1270 Dyonisia (nom) NDParisII 2-XLI
Old French
1268 Denise (obl) HistHdVParis p. 105; 1292 Denise (obl) ibid. p. 115; 1293 Denise (obl) ibid. p. 119; 1296 Denise paris1296 p. 11; 1313 Denise Paris1313 p. 27, Denyse ibid. p. 97
Middle French
1421 Denise favier 1157; 1438 Denise ibid. 211; 1455 Denyse HRAVP-3 p. 353; 1562 Denise RegPCC-1 p. 14; 1563 Denise ibid. p. 18; 1564 Denyse ibid. p. 81; 1565 Denyse ibid. p. 133; 1566 Denyse ibid. p. 205; 1567 Denyse ibid. p. 280; 1568 Denyse ibid. p. 372; 1571 Denise ibid. p. 456, Denyse ibid. p. 468
1421 Denisette favier 263; 1423 Denisete ibid. 194
Spain
Catalan
1510 Dionisa valencia1510 3407
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Denise". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Denise.