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ScriptsΔιονυσος Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.DEE-O-NUY-SOS Classical Greek

Meaning & History

From Greek Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS" combined with NYSA, the name of the region where young Dionysos was said to have been raised. In Greek mythology Dionysos was the god of wine, revelry, fertility and dance. He was the son of Zeus and Semele.
Other Languages & CulturesDeion, Deon African American Dionysios, Dionysius, Dion Ancient Greek Dionysius Biblical Denis Croatian Denis Czech Dennis Dutch Denis, Dennis, Den, Denny, Deon, Dion English Denis French Denis, Dennis German Dionysios Greek 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


children of Zeus, dance, fertility deities, gods, Olympians, wine
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute