Dennis - boys name

Dennis name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Dennis name meaning:

The name Dennis is of Greek origin, derived from the name Dionysius which means "follower of Dionysus." In Greek mythology, Dionysus was the god of wine, revelry, and fertility. Therefore, the name Dennis can be interpreted to mean "devoted to Dionysus" or "god of wine."

People with the name Dennis are often described as charismatic, sociable, and adventurous. They have a natural ability to connect with others and are often the life of the party. They are known to have a strong sense of humor and can lighten up any situation with their wit and charm.

In addition to its Greek origin, the name Dennis is also popular in English-speaking countries. It has been used as a given name for boys for centuries and has maintained its appeal over time. Dennis is a classic name that carries a sense of strength and a touch of playfulness, making it a popular choice for parents looking for a name that is both timeless and energetic.

Origin: Greek

Of Dionysius.

Related names

Dennis , Denies, Denis , Denison, Denka, Dennes, Dennys, Dennyson, Dione, Dionysus, Dyson

Other boys names beginning with D


Overall UK ranking: 356 out of 4789

126 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Dennis

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