Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Desiderius m. Latin desiderius 'longed for, desired; favorite'.

The name of a 4th C marytr, four 7th C Frankish saints, an 8th C Lombard king, an 8th C Italian saint, the birth name of an 11th C pope, and the birth name of the 15th-16th C Humanist better known as Erasmus.

Belgium
Latin
1106 Desiderio (abl) CartStBert 2
England
Dutch
1590 Didier AuFr Bierman
France
Latin
628 Desiderio (abl) DCEL-2 CCXLIV, Desiderium (acc) ibid. CCXLIV, Desiderius (nom) ibid. CCXLIV; 629 Desiderium (acc) ibid. CCXLVI, Desiderius (nom) ibid. CCXLVI; 694 Desiderius (nom) ibid. Add. VI; 952x100 Desiderius (nom) St-Bernard-Romans no. 101; 958x992 Disderio (abl) ibid. no. 87; 11thC Desiderius (nom) CartSPL1 I; 1052 Desiderii (gen) St-Bernard-Romans no. 85, Desiderius (nom) ibid. no. 85; 1060 Desiderius (nom) StVdM-II 730; 1083 Desiderio (abl) St-Bernard-Romans no. 119; 1123 Desiderius (nom) CartYonne1 CXXXV; 1378 Desiderii (gen) hanquetvol1 226, Desiderio (dat) ibid. 104; 1038x? Desiderii (gen) St-Bernard-Romans 122
Middle French
1418 Dydier DdB1418 p. 210
Germany
Latin
1197 Desiderius (nom) quix-vol1 83
Hungary
Latin
1311 Deseu (nom) Slíz p. 96, s.n. Deseu; 1314 desev (nom) ibid. p. 97, s.n. Deseu; 1317 Deseu (nom) ibid. p. 96, s.n. Deseu, desew (nom) ibid. p. 98, s.n. Deseu; 1318 deseu (nom) ibid. p. 96, s.n. Deseu; 1322 Deseu (nom) ibid. p. 96, s.n. Deseu; 1323 Deseu (nom) ibid. p. 96, s.n. Deseu; 1324 Deseu (nom) ibid. p. 96, s.n. Deseu, Desev (nom) ibid. p. 97, s.n. Deseu; 1326 Deseu (nom) ibid. p. 96, s.n. Deseu, Desew (nom) ibid. p. 98, s.n. Deseu; 1327 Deseu (nom) ibid. p. 96, s.n. Deseu; 1328 Deseu (nom) ibid. p. 96, s.n. Deseu; 1329 Dessew (nom) ibid. p. 98, s.n. Deseu; 1330 Deseu (nom) ibid. p. 96, s.n. Deseu, Desew (nom) ibid. p. 96, s.n. Deseu; 1332 Deseu (nom) ibid. p. 97, s.n. Deseu; 1332x1337 Desev (nom) ibid. p. 98, s.n. Deseu; 1334 Deseu (nom) ibid. p. 96, s.n. Deseu; 1335 Deseu (nom) ibid. p. 97, s.n. Deseu, Desev (nom) ibid. p. 98, s.n. Deseu, Desew (nom) ibid. p. 98, s.n. Deseu; 1336 Deseu (nom) ibid. p. 97, s.n. Deseu; 1337 Desew (nom) ibid. p. 98, s.n. Deseu; 1338 Desew (nom) ibid. p. 96, s.n. Deseu; 1339 Deseu (nom) ibid. p. 97, s.n. Deseu; 1340 Dese (nom) ibid. p. 97, s.n. Deseu; 1341 Deseu (nom) ibid. p. 97, s.n. Deseu, Desew (nom) ibid. p. 98, s.n. Deseu, Desk (nom) ibid. p. 98, s.n. Deseu; 1342 Deseu (nom) ibid. p. 97, s.n. Deseu
Spain
Catalan
1510 Desideri valencia1510 888
Cite as: M. Slíz, S.L. Uckelman. "Desiderius". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2018, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2018/1/name/Desiderius.