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; 1165 Desiderii (gen) ibid. 18; 1168 Desiderii (gen) ibid. 19, Desiderius (nom) ibid. 19; 1176 Desiderio (abl) ibid. 22; 1179 Desiderius (nom) ibid. 24
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-Barnard-Romans no. 101; 958x992 Disderio (abl) ibid. no. 87; 11thC Desiderius (nom) CartSPL1 I; 1051 Desiderius (nom) St-Barnard-Romans no. 142; 1052 Desiderii (gen) ibid. no. 85, Desiderius (nom) ibid. no. 85; 1060 Desiderius (nom) StVdM-II 730; 1083 Desiderio (abl) St-Barnard-Romans no. 119; 1101 Desiderii (gen) CartSPL1 X; 1101x1105 Desiderii (gen) ibid. XI; 1123 Desiderius (nom) CartYonne1 CXXXV; 1378 Desiderii (gen) hanquetvol1 226, Desiderio (dat) ibid. 104; 1038x? Desiderii (gen) St-Barnard-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
Italy
Italian
1513x1521 Desiderio LeoX p. 18
Spain
Catalan
1510 Desideri valencia1510 888
Switzerland
Latin
1235 Desiderius (nom) CLC p. 46
Cite as: M. Slíz, S.L. Uckelman. "Desiderius". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Desiderius.