Dominic Name Meaning & Origin

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

Classy, trendy and a very hot names on the list. Dominic rocks!!

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

DOMINIC is one of the most classic, timeless, gorgeous and cool/trendy names out there. I watched the name gain popularity over the last 6 years and it's slowly moving forward which means it is getting the attention it deserves. Yay! I have a 3 year old son Dominic born in 2013. His name suits him perfectly. He is always complimented on his name. I encourage mothers to just go ahead: name your son Dominic. Nicknames are "Domi" for a little boy, then full blown Dominic in adult life.

Meanings and history of the name Dominic: | Edit

From the Latin "of the Lord".

Famous real-life people named Dominic: | Edit

Dominic Cooper, actor
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, son of Mario Lopes
Lorenzo Dominic, son of Snookie

Dominic in song, story & screen: | Edit

Dominic Fagazi played by Rene Angelil in the movie "Omerta"
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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