US Popularity:7217
Meaning:Son of Dennis; Follower of Dionysius
As short names go, Den is definitely a cut above the rest! Since the Viking Age, this boy's name has taken many forms, from English Dean and Dane to the more modern Denys. Today, its closest relation is to the classic Greek and English names Dennis and Dennison, meaning "son of Dennis" or "follower of Dionysus." If you've dabbled in mythology, you might recall this pick's root name, Dionysus, as in the Greek god of fertility and wine. This fascinating figure may have been a total party person, but he was also a lover of peace, agriculture, and the theater. Proof that short-and-sweet is the way to go sometimes, Den is easily one of the cutest variants around!

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