Desiderio \d(e)-side-rio, des(i)-derio\ as a boy's name is pronounced DEZ-ee-DER-rio. It is of Latin and Italian origin, and the meaning of Desiderio is "yearning; sorrow; desired". Several names come from this Latin root. The feminine form is D?r?(see Desiree). Saint Desiderius was a seventh-century bishop and martyr in France. The common French name Didier evolved from this root. Comedian Desi Arnaz.