Its source is Dionysios, a Greek name meaning "Dedicated to Dionysos."
The name Denisse ranked 985th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 4073rd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
Dionysos, also known as Bacchus, was the Greek god of wine and revelry. The theatre was under his special protection as well.
In modern thought, Dionysos symbolizes spontaneity and instinct, in contrast to Apollo, the god of wisdom, who stands for science and intellect.