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Gender: Male Meaning of Dominic: "belonging to the lord" Origin of Dominic: Latin Dominic's Popularity in 2017: #74

The name Dominic is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "belonging to the lord". Dominic is ranked #74 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Yupster Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

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.

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 and The Affair; Mario Lopez named his son Dominic, nicknamed Nico.

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Famous People Named Dominic

Dominic Keating, English Actor
Saint Dominic, Spanish priest and founder of the Dominican Order
Saint Dominic Savio, Italian seminary student; youngest non-martyred saint
Saint Dominic of Silos, Spanish monk
Dominic Bernard Patrick Luke Monaghan, German-English actor
Dominic Anthony "Dom" Sherwood, English actor
Dominic Haakon Myrtvedt Purcell, English-Australian actor
Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West, English actor
Dominic Edward Cooper, English actor
Dominic Sena, American film director
Dominic Felix Amici, birth name of Don Ameche, American actor
Dominic Frontiere, American composer
Dominic Raiola, American NFL football player
Dominic Scott Kay, American actor
Dominic Cifarelli, Canadian musician of "Scars on Broadway"
Dominic Sandoval, comedy youtuber
Dominic Zamprogna, Canadian actor
Dominic James Colenso, English actor
Dominic Davies, English actor
Dominic Thiem, Austrian 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 Landes, son of actor Michael Landes
Dominic Wade, Jr. (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 LaValle, son of reality TV personality Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi LaValle
Dominic James Dwyer "Dom", English-American soccer player
Dominic James Howard, drummer of rockband Muse

Pop Culture References for the name Dominic

Dominic Toretto, character in the Fast & Furious films
Dominic Fortune, comic book character
Dominic, boy in movie "Kindergarten Cop"
Dominic, a character in book/film "V for Vendetta"
Dominic Collier, character on TV series "Harry"
Dominic Emmerson, character on Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
Dominic, character on TV's "Chasing Life"
Dominic "Dom" Cobb, character in film "Inception"
Dominic Flandry, central character in Poul Anderson's Technic History
Dominic Greene, character in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace
Dominic Reilly, character on British soap opera Hollyoaks
Dominic Santiago, character in video game series Gears of War
Dominic Santini, character on TV's Airwolf
Dominic Sorel, character in the 2005-2006 anime and manga series Eureka Seven
Dominic, in the game Style Savvy, he's the rich owner of a chain of boutiques, including yours. Has a crush on you.

Dominic's International Variations

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


Bella20 Says:


The name Dominic suits my son perfectly. It’s so elegant, yet strong and gentle just like him. I love the religious meaning. He’s still little so we mainly call him Domi or Domuś (polish nickname). It’s a name that will grow with him for sure.

beachbear Says:


I want to like Dominic. It's the "dom" part that bothers me. "Nic" is nice, so just name him Nicolas or something. Dominic sounds like a domineering dominator, which is creepy.

terebella Says:


I have always received compliments from teachers, educational assistants, neighbors and strangers when I call Dominic and he is a beautiful bubbly happy 4 year old. Sorry to hear your impression of the name but that has never been my experience. It as been the opposite! Remember that a child is a toddler for a few years, then he grows up! I encourage to go for it. 5 star name for me!

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


Dominic is a name that has lasted over time and has a very pleasing ring to it. I think a cute nickname is Domino

Jazzy7 Says:


Dominic is such a handsome name and love it with the nickname Nico!

Chrisco Says:


Love both Dominic and Domenico! The nicknames are handsome too; Domi, Nico, and Doc in particular. And even if you don't like those, there are always Dom, Nick, Don/Donny, Mick/Mickie, and Dick -- though that one is not advisable.

Holter Says:


Love, love, love Dominic! It's a 5 star super hot name on the rise, probably made popular by Vin Diesel's character Dominic Torretto in Fast and Furious. :-)

kertheshe Says:


Not a fan, can't imagine calling a toddler 'Dominic' and not cringing.

Teresa Says:


A+ boy's name that always gets a compliment! Dominic rocks.

Teresa Says:


Dominic is one of THE best sophisticated, high end, elegant and trendy names of all time. Nickname "Domi" (pronounced Daw-me) works perfectly for a little boy, then full blown Dominic in adulthood. Dominic is confident, cool, and distinguished. It is one of those names that works in any culture. I encourage mothers in the USA and Canada, to go ahead and gift your beautiful baby with such a precious moniker. Everything from its meaning to its sound is classic and timeless. It will turn people's heads, and impress them all at once.
This name is a chart topper and should be used much more frequently than it is. Consider Dominic for a masculine, strong name. It suits my son and he's almost 3.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I like the Dominick spelling better. Dominic looks like it can't quite decide whether to be Dominique or Dominick.

headintheclouds Says:


Wonderful strong and classic name. Dominic to me hits just the right note of being well-known yet not overly common, and I love that it has a wonderful meaning and rich historical roots and great namesakes. Dom and Nic are nice succinct nicknames, and Dominic in its full form sounds distinguished and regal, yet also cool and modern.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


I so wish I could use this name- one of my favourite sportsmen is called Dominic- but it has some negative family ties so it might well be unusable now :(

KassemJ Says:


This is a wonderful name! I especially like the nickname "Dom"