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What does Dominic mean?

Dominic Pronunciation of Dominic 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Do-, saint, monastic


VARIANTS Demenico, Demingo, Dom, Domenic, Domenico, Domenique, Domingo, Domini, Dominick, Dominico, Dominie, Dominik, Dominique, Domino, Dominy, Nick




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How popular is Dominic?

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 (#23326 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Dominic reached its top rank of #68 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dominic name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Dominick (#318 VIA LATEST LIST), Dominik (#645), Dominique (#910), Nick (#1206), Domenic (#1544), Domingo, Domini and Domenico are the popular varying forms of Dominic (#68) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Dominic were at the apex of their popularity in the year 2013 (USAGE OF 0.5%) and are almost as common today (USAGE 0.4%, 11%), but with versions such as Dominique going out of style. Dominic and Dominik are two of the more chic boy names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dominic, Domenic, Domenico, Domingo, Dominick in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dominik, Dominique, Nick in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Donnie and Doroni. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dominic.

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