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Dominic

Today's name: Dominic (male)

Potential nicknames: Dom, Nic, Domino, Dominy, Nico

Pronunciation: DOM-in-ick

Variant forms: Demenico, Domenico, Demingo, Domenic, Dom, Domenique, Dominique, Domingo, Domini, Dominick, Dominico, Dominie, Dominik, Domino, Dominy

Origin: Latin, from Dominicus, meaning "belonging to a lord," which is from the word dominus, meaning, "lord." Today's meaning is "belonging to the Lord."

Fun fact: (1) Saint Dominic was the founder of the Dominican religious order. (2) Santo Domingo (Saint Dominic) is the capital of the Dominican Republic. (3) This is a name traditionally given to boys born on Sunday, "the Lord's day."

Popularity: In 2010 this name was at the #72 spot on the Social Security Administration's top 1000 baby names, and in 2011 it was #76.

Female forms: Dominique, Domenica, Dominica, Dominga, Dominika


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