An appealing short form of either Desiree (for girls) or Desiderio (for boys), meaning “desired.” It’s a great way to show your little love how much they mean to you. That, and by listening to their hour-long rambling stories when they learn to talk.
Famous people named Desi:
Actor Desi Arnaz; actress Desi Lydic.
"Desi" is also a loose term for the people, products, and culture of the Indian subcontinent.