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Dominic is a timeless baby name that has been in common use in English speaking countries for centuries. Dominic is particularly popular among Roman Catholics, especially Italians.

Meaning of the name Dominic:

lordly, of the lord, of the master

Origin of the name Dominic:

Dominic is the English variant spelling of the Latin name Dominicus. Variations of the name Dominic are in use all across Europe.

Symbolism of the name Dominic:

Dominic is a name associated with spirituality and leadership. The strength of the lion which is often associated with the Catholic church is an appropriate symbol.

Style of the name Dominic:

classic, timeless

Gender of the name Dominic:

Male. The female version of the name is Dominica.

Pronunciation of the name Dominic:


Number of syllables in the name Dominic:


Emotion evoked from the name Dominic:

Dominic evokes feelings of style and sophistication.

Alternative spellings for the name Dominic:

Dominik, Domenic, Dominick

Nicknames for the name Dominic:

Popularity of the name Dominic:

According to the Social Security Administration, Dominic is a popular baby name that has been in regular use since at least 1900. The name has surged in popularity since 2002 and remained in the top 100 boy baby names.

Related names for the name Dominic:

Great middle names for Dominic and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Dominic:

  • Dominic Di Mare (American sculptor)
  • Dominic Monaghan (British actor)
  • Dominic Thomas (American researcher and academic)
  • Dominic Lawson (British journalist)
  • Dominic Howard (musician, drummer for the band Muse)
  • Dominic Jones (American football player)
  • Saint Dominic (founder of the Dominican Order)
  • Dominic West (American actor)

Dominics in popular culture:

  • Dominic Greene (character in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace)
  • Dominic Toretto (character in the Fast and the Furious film series)
  • Dominick Cobb (character in the film Inception)
  • DominicDonkey (music, titular character of a traditional Italian Christmas song)
  • Dominic (character in the television series “Person of Interest”)
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