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Gender: M Origin of Dennis: French from Greek, vernacular form of Dionysius Meaning of Dionysius: Greek mythology name Dennis's Popularity in 2013: #455

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Dennis, the Irish-sounding name of the patron saint of France, was near the top of the charts in the 1940s and 1950s but has been slipping ever since Dennis the Menace came along. Denis is a secondary spelling.

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Famous People Named Dennis

Dennis Quaid, American actor
Dennis Christopher, American actor
Dennis Hopper, American actor
Dennis Franz, American actor
Dennis Haysbert, American actor
Dennis Rodman, American Hall of Fame basketball player
Dennis Pitta, American football player
Dennis Seidenberg, German NHL Hockey player
Dennis William Sciama, British physicist

Pop Culture References for the Name Dennis

Dennis Mitchell, from Dennis the Menace, popular newspaper comic
Dennis Creevey, character from Harry Potter
Dennis Finch, character in "Just Shoot Me!"
Dennis Cahill, from movie "Executive Decision"
Dennis Reynolds, character on the TV series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Dennis, character from TV series "Psych"

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Dennis's International Variations

Dunixi (Basque) Dennes (Eastern European) Denes, Dion, Denys, Denis, Deniss, Denijs, Dione, Denney (French) Dénes (Hungarian) Dionizy (Polish) Dinis (Portuguese) Denya, Deniskov, Denka (Russian)