Dennis

Pronunciation: de-hnne-e-s
Origin: Greece
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

Dennis is a boy's name of Greek origin and a variant of the French name Denis, meaning "follower of Dionysus". In Greek mythology, Dionysus was the son of Zeus and Semele and the god of vegetation, fertility, and wine. The name Dennis has its roots in Middle English (Old French) personal names Denis(e) and Dinis(e), which are vernacular forms of the Latin Dionysius, Greek Dionysios, and '(follower) of Dionysos'. The name Dennis has several variations and can be spelled as Denys, Denis, or shortened to Denny. It has been used in various cultures and languages, including Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Slovene, Korean, Latvian, and Japanese. The name Dennis is also associated with several famous people, such as actor Dennis Hopper, baseball player Dennis Martínez, comedian Dennis Miller, actor Dennis Quaid, and basketball player Dennis Rodman.

Dennis Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Dennis is currently #353 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Dennis is currently #353 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Dennis is currently #350 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Dennis is currently #350 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Dennis

  • Rocky Dennis: An American boy with a rare disorder, craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, whose life was the basis for the 1985 drama film "Mask".