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Gender: Female Meaning of Dominique: "belonging to a lord" Origin of Dominique: French, feminine variation of Dominic

Dominique Origin and Meaning

The name Dominique is a girl's name of French origin meaning "belonging to a lord".

Had a surge of popularity in the Dynasty days, now has subsided in the wake of fresher French choices like Destry and Delphine, though it retains its sense of sophistication.

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Pop Culture References for the name Dominique

Domineque, Domineek, Domenique, Domanique, Domaneke, Domineke, Mika, Dominika, Domeneque, Meeka, Dominiqua

Comments

nika11 Says:

2016-05-31T00:59:20

This is my name! Dom and Nika are my nicknames, depending on who I'm with. I've only known two other Dominique's. I didn't like my name much growing up, because my parents and I pronounce it "Doe-mee-neek" (french pronunciation) but most Americans say "Dom-uh-neek" Now that I'm older I like it very much. It's a feminine, yet strong and classical name, though relatively uncommon, it is still known and not a bizarre, made up name. I was named after the character in The Fountainhead, and she's a powerhouse! It's a good name. I'm happy with it.

It isn't as common as a female name in France - it's much more common amongst males, whereas in the US you really only hear Dominique on girls. Still, the -que ending makes it seem feminine to me even though many francophone men carry this name.

indiefendi2 Says:

2016-03-19T17:55:56

I know way too many Dominiques. and they're all called Domo.

holloway Says:

2016-03-18T01:46:45

Love this name I have a cousin named Dominique we always called her Nique (Neek if that isn't clear, or Neeky when we were little not sure how you'd spell that)

Essa Says:

2015-11-22T20:42:46

This has always been a girls name to me, pronounced Dom-ih-neek like Monique not like Dominic.

However, I much prefer Dominic on a boy than I do Dominique on a girl.

RoddyThlayli Says:

2015-09-11T12:12:02

I much prefer this on a boy.

Caroline Says:

2014-12-05T04:30:35

It sounds strong!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-06-15T19:59:15

I had an older sister with yhis name. She passed away at 3 days old. Now whenever I hear this name, I get angry. I probably shouldn't , but I do.I dislike it more on a boy.

Guest Says:

2014-06-14T20:23:40

VERY common around me, I like Dominy more