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Denys (girl)

What does Denys mean?

Denys Pronunciation of Denys [denys] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Denys) is of French origin, and the name Denys means "follower of Dionysius". Denys is a version of Denise (French): feminine of Dennis.


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

9 more related forms via Denise: Deney, Deni, Denisa, Denissa, Dennet, Denni, Dennie, Denny and Dinny.

Creative forms:
(female) Desnys, Tinys, ..

(male) Deanos, Deby, ..

Middle name pairings:
Denys Mirabelle (D.M.), ..

How popular is Denys?

Denys is an unusual first name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#59611 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Denese, Denice, Denise (#991 a year ago), Denisse (#1514), Dennie, Dennise and Denyse are the popular varying forms of Denys (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Denys were favored by parents 7 decades ago (median #1317) and are now much less conventional (#1786, down 98%), with forms like Denise becoming less stylish. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Denys is alike in pronunciation to Danise and Dionis. Other suggested similar names are Annys, Cerys, Dany, Danya, Debs, Deenya, Delis, Delya, Delyn, Delyse, Dena, Denae, Denah, Denay, Dene, Denia, Denna, Deryn, Devyn, Deyse, Deysi, Dilys, Dinya, Donya, Dorys, Glenys and Nerys. These names tend to be more commonly used than Denys.

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