Today's name: Dominic (male)
Potential nicknames: Dom, Nic, Domino, Dominy, Nico
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