US Popularity:1314
Other Origin(s):French
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

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Dennis Hopper
  • Dennis Martínez
    Baseball Player
  • Dennis Miller
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Dennis Rodman
    Basketball Player

Dennis Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Dennis is currently #690 on The Bump
Boy:Dennis is currently #393 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Dennis is currently #1314 in U.S. births
Boy:Dennis is currently #643 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 10
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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