"belonging to the lord"

Dominic Origin and Meaning

The name Dominic is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "belonging to the lord".

Dominic comes from the Latin name Dominicus and is common in the Roman-Catholic community. In the past it has been given to boys born on Sunday—the word "Sunday" in languages including Spanish and French shares Dominic’s roots. 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.

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 has been in the Top 100 since 2002.

Dominic West was one of the charismatic stars of The Wire and The Affair; Mario Lopez named his son Dominic, nicknamed Nico.

# 102 in the US

Dominic Rank in US Top 1000

# 156 on Nameberry

Dominic Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Dominic Popularity

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Famous People Named Dominic

  • Dominic KeatingEnglish Actor
  • Saint DominicSpanish priest and founder of the Dominican Order
  • Saint Dominic SavioItalian seminary student; youngest non,martyred saint
  • Saint Dominic of SilosSpanish monk
  • Dominic Bernard Patrick Luke MonaghanGerman,English actor
  • Dominic Anthony "Dom" SherwoodEnglish actor
  • Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt PurcellEnglish,Australian actor
  • Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton WestEnglish actor
  • Dominic Edward CooperEnglish actor
  • Dominic SenaAmerican film director
  • Dominic Felix Amicibirth name of Don Ameche, American actor
  • Dominic FrontiereAmerican composer
  • Dominic RaiolaAmerican NFL football player
  • Dominic Scott KayAmerican actor
  • Dominic CifarelliCanadian musician of "Scars on Broadway"
  • Dominic Sandovalcomedy youtuber
  • Dominic ZamprognaCanadian actor
  • Dominic James ColensoEnglish actor
  • Dominic DaviesEnglish actor
  • Dominic ThiemAustrian professional tennis player
  • Dominic San Rocco Seagal (b. 1990)son of actor Steven Seagal
  • Dominic McGann (b. 1997)son of actor Stephen McGann and Heidi Thomas
  • Dominic Landesson of actor Michael Landes
  • Dominic WadeJr. (b. 2010), son of boxer Dominic Wade
  • Dominic "Nico" Lopez (b. 2013)son of actor Mario Lopez
  • Dominic James Cesternino (b. 2013)son of reality TV personality Rob Cesternino ("Survivor")
  • Lorenzo Dominic LaValleson of reality TV personality Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi LaValle
  • Dominic James Dwyer "Dom"English,American soccer player
  • Dominic James Howarddrummer of rockband Muse

Dominic in Pop Culture

  • Dominic Torettocharacter in the Fast & Furious films
  • Dominic Fortunecomic book character
  • Dominicboy in movie "Kindergarten Cop"
  • Dominica character in book/film "V for Vendetta"
  • Dominic Colliercharacter on TV series "Harry"
  • Dominic Emmersoncharacter on Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
  • Dominiccharacter on TV's "Chasing Life"
  • Dominic "Dom" Cobbcharacter in film "Inception"
  • Dominic Flandrycentral character in Poul Anderson's Technic History
  • Dominic Greenecharacter in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace
  • Dominic Reillycharacter on British soap opera Hollyoaks
  • Dominic Santiagocharacter in video game series Gears of War
  • Dominic Santinicharacter on TV's Airwolf
  • Dominic Sorelcharacter in the 2005,2006 anime and manga series Eureka Seven
  • Dominicin the game Style Savvy, he's the rich owner of a chain of boutiques, including yours. Has a crush on you.