Dennis Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Dennis:
From the Greek Dionysius (of Dionysos, the Greek mythological god of wine and revelry). The name was borne by St. Denis, a 3rd-century evangelist who became the patron saint of France, thus establishing the name’s continued popularity. Var: Dennet, Denys.
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dennis backwards is sinned...
Dennises ARE most often Menaces! True Fact.
I think Dennis is a nice-sounding, masculine name. I knew a couple Dennises in school, and they were both nice, good-looking guys.
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My husband's name is Dennis. We have been married many years (Now looking for grandchild name). He is a treasure. When young his nickname was Denny, now Den to me.Our son has given his son Dennis as a middle name and my husband feels honored.
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Denny, Den, Deno
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St. Denis, 3rd-century Christian martyr, Bishop of Paris, patron saint of France.
Dennis Quaid, American film actor.
Dennis Hopper, American filmmaker, actor, and artist.
Dennis Wilson, Beach Boys drummer.
Dennis Kucinich, former U.S. Rep. from Ohio and 2008 Presidential candidate.
Denis Leary, American comedian and actor.
Dennis Miller, American comedian, political commentator and actor.
Dennis Rodman, former NBA basketball star.
Dennis Farina, American character actor.
Dennis Hastert, former American politician, U.S. Rep. from Illinois, and Speaker of the House.
Dennis Franz, American actor.
Dennis Day, Irish tenor.
Dennis Weaver, American television actor.
Dennis Green, former NFL head coach.
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Dennis "The Menace" Mitchell - 1950s comic strip character, later adapted for television and film.
Dennis Reynolds - character on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
Dennis Duffy - character on "30 Rock" television series.
Dennis Creevey, a Gryffindor student in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
"Dennis" - a song by the British rock band Badfinger.