Meaning:follower of Dionysus
Dennis is a boy's name of Greek origin and a variant of the French name Denis. Both a surname and given name, it means "follower of Dionysus." In Greek mythology, Dionysus was the son of Zeus and Semele and the god of vegetation, fertility and wine. If you're inspired by ancient folklore or magical myths, a name like Dennis is a worthy contender for your little boy. For variety, you can spell it as Denys or Denis and shorten it to Denny.
Famous People Named Dennis
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- Dennis HopperActor
- Dennis MartínezBaseball Player
- Dennis MillerComedian
- Dennis QuaidActor
- Dennis RodmanBasketball Player
Dennis Name Popularity Data
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Overall:Dennis is currently #690 on The Bump
Boy:Dennis is currently #188 on The Bump Boy Names
Overall:Dennis is currently #1335 in U.S. births
Boy:Dennis is currently #464 in U.S. births
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