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 "What would be the perfect twin of the opposite gender?".
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.