Given Name DOMINIC

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: DAWM-i-nik   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Late Latin name Dominicus meaning "of the Lord". This name was traditionally given to a child born on Sunday. Several saints have borne this name, including the 13th-century founder of the Dominican order of friars. It was in this saint's honour that the name was first used in England, starting around the 13th century. It is primarily used by Catholics.

Categories

saints
VARIANTS: Domenic, Dominick
DIMINUTIVES: Dom, Nic
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Txomin (Basque), Dominik, Dinko (Croatian), Dominik (Czech), Dominicus (Dutch), Dominique (French), Dominik (German), Dominik, Domonkos (Hungarian), Domenico (Italian), Dominicus (Late Roman), Dominykas (Lithuanian), Dominik (Polish), Domingos (Portuguese), Dominik (Slovak), Domen, Dominik (Slovene), Domingo (Spanish)
  United States
2016
  Australia (NSW)
2016
  Canada (BC)
2015
  England and Wales
2016
  Netherlands
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2016
  New Zealand
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2016
  Switzerland
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2013