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Boy Name: Denis

Name: Denis
Pronunciation: \d(e)-nis\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: French
Related Names: Dennis
Sounds Like: Denies, Teunis, Dennys, Dennes, Deonys
Variant forms: Denys
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 577
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 5199


Denis \d(e)-nis\ as a boy's name is pronounced de-NEES. It is of French origin. Variant of Dionysius. Saint Denis (third century) was the first bishop of Paris and is the patron saint of France. Actor Denis Leary.

Denis has 1 variant form: Denys.

For more information, see also the related name Dennis.

Baby names that sound like Denis are Denies, Teunis, Dennys, Dennes and Deonys.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Denis.


Denis is a very popular first name for men (#577 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#5199 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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