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Dennis meaning and name origin

Dennis \d(en)-nis\ as a boy's name is pronounced DEN-iss. It is of Greek and English origin, and the meaning of Dennis is "follower of Dionysius". Also variant of Dionysius. Mythology: Dionysius is the Greek god of wine, responsible for the growth of the vines in spring and the originator of winemaking; he is equivalent to the Roman god Bacchus. Biblical: a judge of Athens who was converted to Christianity by the apostle Paul. Basketball player Dennis Rodman; actors Dennis Quaid, Dennis Christopher, Dennis Hopper, Dennis Franz, Denis Leary, Dennis Haysbert; sailor Dennis Conner.

Dennis has 17 variant forms: Den, Denies, Denis, Dennes, Dennet, Denney, Dennie, Dennison, Denny, Dennys, Denys, Deon, Dion, Dionisio, Dionysius, Dionysus and Diot.

For more information, see also related names Artemas, Denmark and Tyson.

Dennis is also pronounced similarly to Deonys.

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Popularity of Dennis

Dennis is a very popular first name for males (#40 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#355 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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