Given Name DIONYSOS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Διονυσος (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: DEE-O-NUY-SOS (Classical Greek)   [details]

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.

Categories

children of Zeus, fertility deities, gods, Olympians, wine
VARIANT: Dionysus
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Deion, 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)