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Gender Masculine
Scripts Διων(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. DEE-ahn(English)
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Meaning & History

Short form of DIONYSIOS and other Greek names beginning with the Greek element Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS". This was the name of a 4th-century BC tyrant of Syracuse. It has been used as an American given name since the middle of the 20th century.
VariantDeon(English)
Feminine FormsDenice, Denise, Dione, Dionne, Deonne(English)
Other Languages & CulturesDeion, Deon(African American) Dionysius(Biblical) Denis(Croatian) Denis(Czech) Dennis(Dutch) 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)

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