Dennis name meaning

Updated: March 17th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old Greek
Usage: English, English, German, French, Dutch, Faroese, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Dennis d(en)-nis
Meaning: God of Wine, Mountain of Zeus, Named for Saint Denys, Follower of Dionysius and Servant of
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What does Dennis mean?

Dennis's meaning is God of Wine, Mountain of Zeus, Named for Saint Denys, Follower of Dionysius or Servant of is used majorly in Greenlandic, English, Finnish, French, Faroese, Swedish, Danish, German, Norwegian, Dutch and Icelandic.

Its origin is in Old Greek is a gender-neutral name . Dennis is variant of prevailing and pious Denis. Denis is a form of venerable, saintly and renowned Dennis. Denis is French cognate of Dionysius.

Also Denis is equivalent of Dionysius in French language. Dominant and Perennial Old Greek Denis, meaning of Denis is "Named for Saint Denys, Mountain of Zeus and God of the Vine".

Also Dennis is equivalent of Dionysius in English language. The name is celebrated on October 9.

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How do I pronounce Dennis?

Two syllabled Dennis is pronounced as d(en)-nis.

Variants of Dennis

Dionysios, Dionysius, Dainis, Denis, Dionys, Dion

Names that rhyme with Dennis

How popular is the name Dennis?

Dennis was an extremely popular name in United States. Over 620559 babies have been named Dennis since 1880. When at its peak in 1949, 24555 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 16th position.

However after 238 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but still going strong on charts. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 50 baby names 34 times In England and Wales, Dennis was once a common name since emerging in 1996 it has been given to over 2020 babies.

At the peak of its usage in 2005,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 23 years but it is still going strong. Also, In Denmark, Dennis was once a common name since emerging in 1985 it has been given to over 3338 babies.

At the peak of its usage in 1985,. After 10 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. In addition to that, the first name has been in the top 50 baby names 10 times Also, Dennis used to be a common name in Sweden, first appeared in 1998 and over 1969 babies have been given the name in 9 years.

When at its peak in 1998,. After 9 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Also, A common name in Belgium with over 799 new-borns have been given the name since 1995.

At the peak of its usage in 1995, 122 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 100th position. Also, Dennis used to be a common name in New South Wales, first appeared in 1952 and over 2177 babies have been given the name in 18 years.

When at its peak in 1952,. After 18 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts.

Dennis is a familiar baby name in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 2002, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 104 on boy names chart when 76 babies were given the name Dennis. Over 692 babies in Switzerland have been named Dennis.

The name is a unique baby name in Netherlands, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 400 names. In 2015, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 389 on boy names chart when 39 babies were named Dennis.

Also, in Queensland, the name had been in use for 13 years beginning from 1960 and had secured the place in top 100 names. In 1964, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 73 on boy names chart when 49 babies were named Dennis.

Over 487 people have been named Dennis in Queensland.

Dennis is an uncommon baby name in Ireland, even after 52 years of presence it could not make beyond the top 200.

Over 403 people have been named Dennis in Ireland. During its 52 years of usage in France, it had made up to just the top 500 boy names. There are over 466 babies that have been given the name Dennis in France.

However things change on global perspective, Dennis is extremely popular in Kenya where every 1 in 300 have the name as well as in Philippines. Also the baby name is popular in England, Canada, Nigeria, Ghana, Germany, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Australia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Honduras, Peru, Sudan, New Zealand, Jamaica, Venezuela, Brazil, Rwanda and Wales.

As per our evaluation, over 1800000 people has been named Dennis globally.

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What numbers say about Dennis?

You often get involved with people who have a hard time to express how they actually feel. No one dares to say bad things about you. Not everyone wants to change the world as you do. You are a strong, awake, down-to-earth person. And you need someone with total opposite traits. You need to start looking out for yourself more. Find out what drives you. You lack self-discipline. It's time you set up a positive mind-set, open up to new adventures and explore the world.

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Sibling Names for Dennis

If you have decided on the name "Dennis" for your little one, it's natural to want to pick a matching sibling name. Whether you're looking for a classic or modern name, we've compiled a list of 20 sibling names that pair perfectly with Dennis. Check out our top picks below!

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Famous people named Dennis

  • Dennis Brain, British virtuoso horn player
  • Dennis Hayes, founder of 'Hayes Microcomputer Products'
  • Dennis Murphy, composer, musician, instrument maker, artist
  • Dennis di Cicco, American amateur astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets
  • Dennis Walsh, English astronomer
  • Dennis Lewiston, cinematographer and former camera operator with a career spanning the 1960s through the 1990s
  • Dennis Heeney, Manitoba politician
  • Dennis Bennett, American Episcopal priest, who, starting in 1960
  • Dennis Schmitt, veteran explorer and adventurer
  • Dennis McKenna, American ethnopharmacologist
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  • Dennis Hart Mahan, father of American naval historian and theorist Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan
  • Dennis J. Hutchinson, Senior Lecturer
  • Dennis Danvers, American author of science fiction novels
  • Dennis Looze, athlete from the Netherlands
  • Dennis Callahan, American politician from Annapolis, Maryland
  • Dennis O'Keeffe, was Professor of Social Science at the University of Buckingham and formerly editor of the 'Salisbury Review'
  • Dennis L. McKiernan, American writer best
  • Dennis Hammond, was
  • Dennis Kozlowski, former CEO of Tyco International
  • Dennis Mahony, was one of the founders of the Dubuque 'Herald'
  • Dennis Jonsson, Swedish football defender currently playing for Örgryte IS
  • Dennis Olsen, Australian singer, actor, director and pianist
  • Dennis Wyness, Scottish footballer who plays for Huntly
  • Dennis Scott, Jamaican poet, playwright, actor and dancer
  • Dennis Corrigan, American illustrator
  • Dennis Darling, Bahamian athlete who specializes in the 400 metres
  • Dennis McNerney, American Democratic Party politician
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  • Dennis Patrick, American character actor, primarily in television
  • Dennis Chamberland, American bioengineer, explorer, and author
  • Dennis Dreith, motion picture music composer, arranger
  • Dennis Altman, Australian academic and pioneering gay rights activist
  • Dennis Jürgensen, is one of the most popular Danish writers for kids and young adults
  • Dennis Crouch, American patent attorney
  • Dennis Gahagan, immigrant in the Mexican Pueblo de San Diego
  • Dennis Vance, British television producer and director
  • Dennis Bock, Canadian novelist and short story writer
  • Dennis Byron, former President of the Caribbean Court of Justice
  • Dennis Byars, Nebraska state senator from Beatrice
  • Dennis L. Serrette, New Alliance Party candidate for United States President
  • Dennis Russell Davies, American conductor and pianist
  • Dennis Ippolito, professor of political science at Southern Methodist University and considered a leading historian and expert on governmental budget theory
  • Dennis Ritchie, scientist
  • Dennis Gabor, Hungarian-British electrical engineer and physicist
  • Dennis Tito, American engineer and multimillionaire
  • Dennis Joseph Dougherty, American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Dennis W. Sciama, British physicist who
  • Dennis Lindley, English statistician
  • Dennis Hopper, American actor, director, writer, film editor
  • Dennis Bergkamp, Dutch former professional footballer
  • Dennis Conner, American yachtsman
  • Dennis Potter, English television dramatist
  • Dennis Price, English actor
  • Dennis Hastert, former American politician

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