Denis

Pronunciation: de-hne-e-s
Origin: France
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe

Denis is a masculine name of French and Greek origin, meaning "follower of Dionysus". The name has its roots in ancient Greek mythology, referring to the Greek god of wine, Dionysus. The name has since evolved and become associated with various forms of Christianity, including the medieval French form of Dionysius and Saint Denis, a 3rd-century missionary to Gaul and the first bishop of Paris. The name Denis has a timeless appeal, transcending borders and cultures due to its meaningful association with both Greek mythology and Christianity. Saint Denis is considered the patron saint of Paris and is known for his conversion of the Gauls to Christianity. The name has been borne by various notable figures, such as the French philosopher Denis Diderot (1713-1784). Today, Denis is a popular name worldwide, with variant forms in multiple languages, including Dennis, Denny, and Dion.

Denis Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Denis is currently #616 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Denis is currently #616 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Denis is currently #607 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Denis is currently #607 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Denis

  • Denis Villeneuve: Denis Villeneuve is a Canadian filmmaker known for directing films such as "Arrival," "Blade Runner 2049," and "Dune."
  • Denis Leary: Denis Leary is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer known for his roles in "Rescue Me" and "The Amazing Spider-Man."
  • Denis Johnson: Denis Johnson was an American writer known for his novel "Tree of Smoke" and his short story collection "Jesus' Son." He passed away in 2017.
  • Denis O'Hare: Denis O'Hare is an American actor known for his roles in "American Horror Story," "True Blood," and "Dallas Buyers Club."