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What does Dominic mean?

Dominic \d(o)-mi-nic\ as a boys' name is pronounced DAH-ma-nik. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Dominic is "lord". Saint Dominic was the founder of an important monastic order. Appropriate for a child born on Sunday, "the Lord's day".. The French spelling of Dominique is also used for girls. Opera celebrity Placido Domingo; basketball player Dominique Wilkins; hockey player Dominik Hasek.


Dominic has 16 variants: Demenico, Demingo, Dom, Domenic, Domenico, Domenique, Domingo, Domini, Dominick, Dominico, Dominie, Dominik, Dominique, Domino, Dominy and Nick.

Dominic has 1 feminine form: Dominique.


Dominic is a very prominent first name for men (#374 out of 1220, Top 31%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#27776 out of 88799, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Dominic for boys. Dominic was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #68 in the U.S. in 2013, and is presently at #69. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dominic name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Dominic and associated names. Dominick (#310 a year ago), Dominik (#616), Dominique (#946), Nick, Domenic, Domingo, Domini and Domenico are the popular varying forms of Dominic (#69 a year ago). This boy name was at the apex of its popularity during the years 1910-1919 and has become significantly less popular since, with the versions Dominique, Nick, Domingo, Domenico and Domenic falling out of style. Dominic (#69), Dominick (#310) and Dominik (#616) are three of the more chic boy names in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Domenic, Domenico, Domingo, Dominic, Dominick, Dominik, Dominique, Nick in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Domini, Dominic outside U.S.