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GenderMasculine
ScriptsΔιων Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.DEE-ahn English
dee-AHN English
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Meaning & History

Short form of DIONYSIOS and other Greek names beginning with the Greek element Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS". This was the name of a 4th-century BC tyrant of Syracuse. It has been used as an American given name since the middle of the 20th century.
VariantDeon English
Feminine FormsDenice, Denise, Dione, Dionne, Deonne English
Other Languages & CulturesDeion, Deon African American Dionysius Biblical Denis Croatian Denis Czech Dennis Dutch Denis French Denis, Dennis German Dionysios Greek Dionysos Greek Mythology Dénes Hungarian Dionisio Italian Tenney Medieval English Dionísio Portuguese Dênis, Diniz Portuguese (Brazilian) Dinis Portuguese (European) Denis, Dionisie Romanian Denis Russian Denis, Dionýz Slovak Denis Slovene Dionisio Spanish Denys Ukrainian

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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute