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Gender: M Meaning of Dominic: "belonging to the lord" Origin of Dominic: Latin Dominic's Popularity in 2012: #70

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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 70, 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.

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Famous People Named Dominic

Dominic Bernard Patrick Luke Monaghan, English actor
Dominic Frontiere, American composer
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Dominic Sena, American film director
Dominic "Don" Ameche, American actor
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Dominic Raiola, American NFL football player
Dominic Scott Kay, young American actor
Lorenzo Dominic LaValle, son of Snooki
Dominick "Dom" DeLuise (1933-2009), American actor, comedian, film director, TV producer, chef, & author
Dominic San Rocco Seagal, son of actor Steven Seagal
Dominic Landes, son of American actor Michael Landes
Dominic Cifarelli, Canadian musician played bass for "Scars on Broadway"

Pop Culture References for the Name Dominic

Dominic Toretto, Fast & Furious movie series
Dominic Fortune, comic book character
Dominic was the main boy in movie "Kindergarten Cop"
Dominic, a character in "V for Vendetta"
Dominic Collier, from the TV series "Harry"
Dominic Emmerson, from Australian TV soap "Neighbours"

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Dominic's International Variations

Txomin (Basque) Domenge (Catalan) Dominique (French) Menico (Italian) Dominik, Donek, Niki (Polish) Domingos (Portuguese) Dimitru (Romanian) Dima, Dimitre, Dmitri, Dmitrik, Mitya (Russian) Chuma, Chumin, Chuminga, Domenico, Domicio, Domingo, Dominguez, Mingo (Spanish) Dmitro (Ukrainian)