Dominic: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Dominic

Dominic

Pronunciation: DAW-mi-nik (key)

Origin of the name Dominic:

Derived from the Latin Dominicus (belonging to a lord), which is from dominus (a lord, a master). Var: Domenic, Dominick, Dominyck, Dominyk, Domonic, Domonick. Short: Dom, Nick.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Dominic: | Edit

Great name for a child born on Sunday, "the Lord's Day"

Personal experiences with the name Dominic: | Edit

our son is named Dominic, everyone was against the name when we decided and everyone has fallen in love with it and him.. he is a smarta** for sure and a very well rounded child, we always call him Dom or by his full name, a friend of mine has a Dominic as well and his nickname is Nikko.

I also have a Dominic born in early 90s when people still didn't know how to pronounce it. He is in his early 20s now and loves his name. It emanates confidence.

Nicknames for Dominic: | Edit

Dom, Nic, Nico, Doc

Meanings and history of the name Dominic: | Edit

From the Latin "of the Lord".

Famous real-life people named Dominic: | Edit

St. Dominic, Catholic saint and founder of the Dominican order
St. Dominic Savio, patron saint of Catholic youth and Altar boys
Dominic Monaghan, actor
Dominic West, actor
Dominic Howard, drummer for the band Muse
Dominic, son of Steven Seagal

Dominic in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Dominic the Donkey", Christmas song
Dom Cobb, played by Leonardo diCaprio in the movie 'Inception'
Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel in the movie 'The Fast and the Furious'

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