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What does Denys mean?

Denys Pronunciation of Denys [denys] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Denys). The meaning of Denys is "follower of Dionysius". Denys is a version of Denis (French, Greek): also version of Dionysius. Denys is also a variant of Dennis (English, Greek).

Associated with: follower (servant).


Denys has 2 variants: Denies and Dennys.

7 more different relations via Denis, Dennis: Den, Dennes, Dennet, Denney, Dennie, Denny and Deon.

Creative forms:
(male) Dannys, Devnys, ..

(female) Deny, Denysi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Denys Prince (D.P.), ..

How popular is Denys?

Denys is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#59611 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Denys (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Denis (#1494 the previous year), Dennie, Dennis (#496), Denny and Deon (#1010). Usage of these relations of Denys was more pronounced 65 years ago (usage of 1.1%) and is now much reduced. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Denis, Dennie, Dennis, Denny, Deon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Denys is pronounced similarly to Deonys. Other suggested similar names are Danya, Deems, Delos, Demas, Demos, Denby, Dene, Denly, Denzyl, Deryk, Deryl, Des, Deus, Devyn, Dexy, Deyn and Keys. Like Denys, these names are not frequently used.

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