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Dennis Meaning


What does Dennis mean?

The name Dennis is of Greek and English origin.

The meaning of Dennis is "follower of Dionysius (god of wine)".

Dennis is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced De-nnis.

The Given Name Dennis

Dennis is a form of Dionysius. See Dionysius for further details.

Stylish and valiant, it is a name considered by many parents.

An elegant name, Dennis possesses great character.

A classic name that will be adored by parents.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Dennis Bergkamp, and Dennis Creevey.

Dennis Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 556 in baby name popularity for boys with 493 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 545 in baby name popularity for boys with 514 occurrences. It ranked 16,450 in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences.

View the Dennis Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Dennis has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Dennis to other names.

Dennis Related Names

Dennis is a form of Dionysius.

Variants of the name Dennis include Denys.

The names Denes, Denis, Tenney are all forms of Dennis.

Dennis has the diminutives (nicknames) Denny, Dye.

Famous Denniss

  • Dennis ~ 3 hurricanes, 2 storms
  • Dennis Bergkamp ~ Soccer Player
  • Dennis Creevey ~ Harry Potter character
  • Dennis Eckersley ~ Baseball Player
  • Dennis Farina ~ Actor
  • Dennis Franz ~ Actor
  • Dennis Gabor ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1971
  • Dennis Hopper ~ Actor
  • Dennis Johnson ~ Basketball Player
  • Dennis Quaid ~ Actor
  • Dennis Rodman ~ Basketball Player
  • Dennis Waterman ~ Actor

Dennis Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Dennis.

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Dennis Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Dennis in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Dennis.

Just for fun, see the name Dennis in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Dennis in Nautical Flags page.