I find it fascinating this name is completely unknown in Poland, while it's relatively common in other Slavic countries, such as Russia, Czechia, Slovakia and Croatia.
Too easy for children to make fun of this name. Just replace the first letter with a p. Otherwise this is a nice, solid name.
Also used in Albanian. You'll find numerous bearers on social media. [noted -ed]
Denis Olegovich Istomin (1986-) is an Uzbek professional tennis player of Russian descent. He has won two singles titles (at the 2015 Aegon Open Nottingham and 2017 Chengdu Open) and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 33 in August 2012. In January 2017, he defeated defending champion Novak Djokovic in the second round of the Australian Open. He won a gold medal at 2018 Asian Games and will represent Uzbekistan at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Denis Mukwege is a Congolese doctor. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with sexually abused women.
YouTuber DenisDaily.
Borne by Kazakhstani figure skater Denis Ten (Денис Тен, 1993-2018), who was a member of the Korean minority in Kazakhstan (also called the Koryo-saram or Koryoin).
Denis Stoff is the former lead vocalist of Asking Alexandria.
Denis is also used in Brazil, as a specifically Brazilian variant of Dinis. [noted -ed]
The name Denis was given to 110 boys born in the US in 2015.
Denis Rodkin is a principal dancer at the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.
British writer Denis Constanduros (1910-78).
Actor Denis O'Hare.
When I read Denis, I think de-NEE, but when I read Dennis, I think DEN-is. Either way I don't like it too much.
Denis van Alsloot (1570-1625/6) was a Flemish painter.
The name "Denis" derives ultimately from "Dionysus" the Greek god of wine called BACCHUS by the Romans.
Denis is also a popular name in Croatia. [noted -ed]
Comedian/actor Denis Leary.
Donaca (dun ah cah) is the Irish for Denis and a much more musical name than the thin sounding Denis.
This name is also used in Ireland, pronounced DIN-es.
I'm sorry but there are only 2 co-patron saints of France. First was Joan of Arc and the second was St. Therese de Lisieux.
Umm St. Denis IS one of the patron saints of France. He and Joan of Arc are the two, not Therese de Lisieux. I actually like this name pronounced the French way: de-Nee. Sounds cool. :)
It is also used in Romania.
Also a masculine name in Slovenia.
The Name DENIS/DENNIS is also used in Germany. [noted -ed]

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