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What does Dennison mean?

Dennison Pronunciation of Dennison [den-ni-son] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dennison is "son of Dennis".

Associated with: old english.


Dennison has 4 variants: Den, Denison, Dennyson and Tennyson.

Related boy names: Dyson and Dennis.

Creative forms:
(male) Danison, Tanison, ..

(female) Dennita, Dennivon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dennison Eason (D.E.), ..

How popular is Dennison?

Dennison is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#2348 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Dennis (#496 in recent rankings) and Dyson (#1971) are the prominent alternative forms of Dennison (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Dennison was more pronounced among parents 7 decades ago (median #1010) and is now much reduced (#1233, 97% less usage). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dennis, Dyson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Annson, Ansson, Benjamon (see Benjamin), Bennito, Benson, Bensson, Benzion, Branson, Brennon, Bronnson, Cannon, D'anton, Danon, Darrion, Davidson, Davion, Davison, Deakin, Deanthony, Deavon, Deecon, Deiniol, Deion, Delfin, Delfino, Delfinos, Delron, Denies, Denis, Dennes, Dennie, Dennys, Derito, Deron, Derrian, Derrin, Dervin, Dervon, Derwin, Destin, Deston, Devin, Devion, Deyon, Dickinson, Dion, Dionisio, Dioniso, Dionysos, Dixon, Dodgson, Donevon (see Donovan), Dorion, Dottson, Dunston, Gannon, Garrison, Harrison, Hendron, Henryson, Herndon, Jaison, Jenson, Jensson, Keenon, Kennon, Kenton, Madison, Meirion, Neillson (see Nelson), Renton, Tannon, Tanson, Xenophon and Zenon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dennison.

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