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What does Dennise mean?

Dennise Pronunciation of Dennise [den-nise] as a name for girls has its root in French, and Dennise means "follower of Dionysius". Dennise is a version of Denise (French): feminine of Dennis.


Dennise has 8 variants: Denese, Denice, Deniece, Denisse, Denize, Denyce, Denys and Denyse.

10 more alternative forms via Denise: Deneigh, Deni, Denisa, Denissa, Dennet, Dennette, Denni, Dennie, Denny and Dinnie.

Creative forms:
(female) Dennine, Dinise, ..

(male) Dennirel, Dennisei, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dennise Gina (D.G.), ..

How popular is Dennise?

Dennise is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2145 out of 4276, Top 50%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Dennise entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #1535 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dennise name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dennise outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Dennise appearing in the Top 2000 are Denise (#991 from current records), Denisse (#1514), Denyse, Dennie, Denese and Denice. Usage of these forms of Dennise was widespread 7 decades ago (median #1317) and is now much reduced (#1786, 98.2% less usage).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dennise, Denese, Denice, Denise, Denisse in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dennie, Denyse in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Denise outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dennise is pronounced similarly to Danice, Danise, Dannyce, Dionis and Donnisse. Other suggested similar names are Annise, Bennie, Bernise, Dannica, Dannika, Delise, Dellise, Deloise, Deneisha, Denica, Denisha, Deonisia, Donnica, Donnie, Gennie, Hennie, Jenise, Jennice, Jennie, Jennine, Jennis, Lennice, Pennie, Renise, Rennie, Venise, Vennice, Vennisa and Vernise. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dennise.

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