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Boy Name: Dionysius

Name: Dionysius
Pronunciation: \di(o)-ny-sius\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Greek
Related Names: Deion, Denis, Dwight
Sounds Like: Thanasis
Variant forms: Dion, Dionio, Dionisio, Dioniso, Dionysios, Dionysos, Dionysus


Dionysius \di(o)-ny-sius\ as a boy's 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.

Dionysius has 7 variant forms: Dion, Dionio, Dionisio, Dioniso, Dionysios, Dionysos and Dionysus.

For more information, see also related names Deion, Denis and Dwight.

A baby name that sounds like Dionysius is Thanasis.

View a list of the 7 names that reference Dionysius.


Dionysius is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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