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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 "Drop Your Least Favorite - B/G Twins with middles".

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

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)