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 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)
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)