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Gender: M Origin of Dionysius: Greek mythology name

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Dionysius was the god of wine and revelry, making the name simultaneously heavy and lightweight. One of the short forms much better. While the Romanized spelling Dionysius has been used for poets, soldiers, and saints throughout the centuries, the proper spelling of the ancient god's name is Dionysus.

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Famous People Named Dionysius

Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Greek historian
Dionysius I and II, tyrants of Syracuse
Saint Dionysius the Areopagite, Biblical judge
Saint Dionysius Exiguus (Dionysius the Humble), 6th century Romanian monk and inventor of "Anno Domini"
Dionysius Lardner, Irish scientific writer

Pop Culture References for the Name Dionysius

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