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What does Dionysius mean?

Dionysius Pronunciation of Dionysius as a boys' name. Greek mythology: Dionysius was the Greek god of wine (known to Romans as Bacchus). Also the name of a man converted by Saint Paul, and traditionally considered the first bishop of Athens. Dennis is an offshoot of this name.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, mythology, romans, saint


VARIANTS Dion, Dionio, Dionisio, Dioniso, Dionysios, Dionysos, Dionysus

SEE ALSO Deion, Denis, Dwight

FEMININE FORMS Deiondra, Denise



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How popular is Dionysius?

Dionysius is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Dionysius is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Deion (#1578 LAST YEAR), Denis (#1726), Dennis (#556), Dion (#1368) and Dwight (#1687) are the popular variation forms of Dionysius (NOT RANKED). These relations of Dionysius were popular with parents 68 years ago (USAGE OF 1.1%) and are now much less common (USAGE 0.1%, DOWN 95.6%). (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deion, Denis, Dennis, Dion, Dwight in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Aloisius, Aloysius, Atanasius (see Athanasios), Deonys, Dimetrius, Donatus, Dontavius, Giorgius (see George), Honorius (see Honore) and Pontius. Like Dionysius, these names are not frequently used.