Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. dee-NEESH(European Portuguese)
jee-NEES(Brazilian Portuguese)
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Meaning & History

Portuguese form of Denis, used mainly in Portugal as opposed to Brazil (where Dênis is more common). This name was borne by a well-regarded Portuguese king of the 13th and 14th centuries.

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VariantsDiniz, Dionísio(Portuguese) Dênis(Portuguese (Brazilian))
Other Languages & CulturesDeion(African American) Dionysios, Dionysius, Dion(Ancient Greek) Dzianis(Belarusian) 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) Denis, Dionisie(Romanian) Denis(Russian) Denis, Dionýz(Slovak) Denis(Slovene) Dionisio(Spanish) Denys(Ukrainian)
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Entry updated April 5, 2022