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Origin & Meaning

The name Dennis is of Greek and English origin.

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


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 491 in baby name popularity for boys with 569 occurrences.  It ranked 14966 in popular baby names for girls with 6 occurrences. 

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Related Names

Dennis is a form of the name 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.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Dennis Rodman, Dennis Miller.

Name Fun

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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.

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Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.