Meaning:follower of Dionysus
Dennis is a boy's name of Greek origin. Both a surname and given name, it means "follower of Dionysus." In Greek mythology, Dionysus was the son of Zeus and Semele. He is also the god of 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
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