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Boy Name: Dominic

Name: Dominic
Pronunciation: \d(o)-mi-nic\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: lord
Origin: Latin
Variant forms: Demenico, Demingo, Dom, Domenic, Domenico, Domenique, Domingo, Domini, Dominick, Dominico, Dominie, Dominik, Dominique, Domino, Dominy, Nick
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 374
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 27776

Description

Dominic \d(o)-mi-nic\ as a boy's name is pronounced DAH-ma-nik. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Dominic is "lord". Saint Dominic was the founder of an important monastic order. Appropriate for a child born on Sunday, "the Lord's day".. The French spelling of Dominique is also used for girls. Opera celebrity Placido Domingo; basketball player Dominique Wilkins; hockey player Dominik Hasek.

Dominic has 16 variant forms: Demenico, Demingo, Dom, Domenic, Domenico, Domenique, Domingo, Domini, Dominick, Dominico, Dominie, Dominik, Dominique, Domino, Dominy and Nick.

Popularity

Dominic is a very popular first name for men (#374 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#27776 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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