Dominic: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Dominic
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.
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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'