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The baby name Dominique was once a unisex baby name popular due to NBA star Dominique Wilkins. In more recent years, it is more popular with girls. No matter the gender, however, this baby name has a certain regal feel to it.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Dominique:

Dominique is the French version of the baby name Dominic that comes from Latin culture. Dominic itself comes from the ancient Latin name Dominicus. Originally, the name was reserved for children born on Sundays, as they were believed to be revered by God. Dominique means “belonging to the Lord”.

Symbolism of the Name Dominique:

The baby name Dominique originated in France as their version of Dominic, therefore, it has the same meaning. The name means “of the Lord” because it was for children born on the Christian church's holy day, Sunday.

Nicknames for the Name Dominique:

With a name like Dominique, you need a good nickname! There are plenty to choose from; some are masculine, some feminine, and some unisex. Take a look at the full list:

  • Dom
  • Domi
  • Mika
  • Nika
  • Nikki
  • Nik
  • Nique
  • Ni Ni
  • Minnie
  • Niko
  • Domo
  • Doma
  • Ike 
  • Ini
  • Mik
  • Mickey
  • Doms
  • Domer

Style of the Name Dominique:


Gender of the Name Dominique:

Dominique is a powerful baby name for boys or girls.

Pronunciation of the Name Dominique:


Number of Syllables in the Name Dominique:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Dominique:

Dominique is a baby name that feels powerful and in control. It is a regal name with so much refinement.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Dominique:

  • Domanique
  • Domaneke
  • Domonique
  • Dominike
  • Domineek
  • Domineeke
  • Domineke

Popularity of the Name Dominique:

The baby name Dominique became popular in America in 1973 at rank 944. It peaked in 1991 at rank 170. 2017 was the last year that Dominique was a top 1,000 option, at rank 982 for boys. The name last appeared on the top 1,000 girls' names list in 2010 at rank 907.

Great Middle Names for Dominique and Their Meanings:

  • Elise (my God is an oath)
  • Raine (she is singing, queen)
  • Soleil (sun)
  • Adair (happy spear)
  • Odin (raging, frenzied)
  • Colt (young horse)
  • Omar (flourishing, long-lived)
  • Cameron (crooked nose)

Famous People with the Name Dominique:

  • Dominique Deveraux (character from “Dynasty”)
  • Dominique Derval (character from “Thunderball”)
  • Dominique Paradis (character from “James Bond 007: Nightfire”)
  • Dominique Ballard (character from “Dominique”)
  • Dominique Francon (character from “The Fountainhead”)
  • Dominique Weasley (character from “Harry Potter”)
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