Dominic is a name with two very different images: In Britain, it's an upper-crust staple, while in the U.S., it still retains a bit of downmarket Jersey Shore feel. We say it's a strong, venerable name deserving of respect on both sides of the pond, which it is finally getting. Dominic is now at Number 68, having been in the top 100 since 2002.
In use in the English-speaking world since medieval times, its most famous bearer was St. Dominic, founder of the Dominican order of monks in the thirteenth century. In the past it has been given to boys born on Sunday.
Dominic West was one of the charismatic stars of The Wire; Mario Lopez named his son Dominic, nicknamed Nico.