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Denis

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619k Dennis (English)
373k Denise (French)
4k Denisha (American)
< 1k Denicia (American)

How popular is the baby name Denis in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 0 10
1881 9 0 9
1882 12 0 12
1883 7 0 7
1884 6 0 6
1885 9 0 9
1886 7 0 7
1887 8 0 8
1888 7 0 7
1889 6 0 6
1890 7 0 7
1891 5 0 5
1892 10 0 10
1893 7 0 7
1894 6 0 6
1895 12 0 12
1896 10 0 10
1898 11 0 11
1900 13 0 13
1901 5 0 5
1904 8 0 8
1905 8 0 8
1906 7 0 7
1908 8 0 8
1909 6 0 6
1910 9 0 9
1911 12 0 12
1912 22 0 22
1913 21 0 21
1914 30 0 30
1915 38 0 38
1916 38 0 38
1917 47 0 47
1918 48 0 48
1919 35 0 35
1920 48 0 48
1921 44 0 44
1922 54 0 54
1923 47 0 47
1924 58 0 58
1925 68 0 68
1926 82 0 82
1927 74 0 74
1928 69 0 69
1929 72 0 72
1930 88 0 88
1931 98 0 98
1932 101 0 101
1933 146 0 146
1934 143 0 143
1935 170 0 170
1936 166 0 166
1937 198 0 198
1938 251 7 244
1939 296 0 296
1940 272 0 272
1941 302 0 302
1942 398 6 392
1943 343 0 343
1944 312 0 312
1945 332 5 327
1946 454 6 448
1947 496 0 496
1948 434 6 428
1949 394 0 394
1950 486 6 480
1951 540 0 540
1952 624 7 617
1953 592 6 586
1954 579 9 570
1955 498 5 493
1956 497 6 491
1957 399 9 390
1958 414 5 409
1959 378 6 372
1960 375 11 364
1961 314 7 307
1962 331 6 325
1963 310 7 303
1964 275 0 275
1965 276 5 271
1966 280 9 271
1967 223 12 211
1968 235 10 225
1969 207 7 200
1970 211 10 201
1971 176 8 168
1972 164 5 159
1973 139 7 132
1974 134 0 134
1975 130 8 122
1976 149 13 136
1977 137 8 129
1978 113 6 107
1979 115 7 108
1980 138 15 123
1981 141 15 126
1982 98 12 86
1983 105 6 99
1984 86 7 79
1985 109 11 98
1986 120 9 111
1987 117 16 101
1988 93 5 88
1989 130 15 115
1990 124 14 110
1991 137 15 122
1992 135 22 113
1993 120 19 101
1994 110 16 94
1995 114 9 105
1996 124 22 102
1997 117 12 105
1998 124 14 110
1999 110 11 99
2000 129 19 110
2001 131 17 114
2002 142 25 117
2003 170 26 144
2004 172 26 146
2005 169 28 141
2006 186 28 158
2007 185 27 158
2008 166 34 132
2009 169 25 144
2010 143 18 125
2011 130 13 117
2012 131 7 124
2013 129 9 120
2014 108 6 102
2015 110 0 110

Want to know about the popularity of the Denis baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,537 babies born with the name Denis in the United States. That's more than enough Denis to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 10 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Denis" was in 1952 with a total of 617 babies.

According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Denis" ranks #78 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 17 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1954. Across the entire United States a total of 579 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Denis" mean? The list below shows the origins of Denis as well as things modernly associated with the name Denis such as celebrities named Denis.

Origin and Meaning of Denis

The name "Denis" is of French origin, and it means "Devotee of Dionysos". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Denis Leary

Denis Leary is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1987 to present. Denis was born in 1957 as Denis Colin Leary in Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Denis Lawson

Denis Lawson is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1969 to present. Denis was born in 1947 as Denis Stamper Lawson in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland.

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Denis Lavant

Denis Lavant is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1982 to present. Denis was born in 1961 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

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Denis Irwin

Denis Irwin is a football biography. Denis was born in 1965 in Cork, Ireland.

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Denis Forest

Denis was born in 1960 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Denis Caniza

Denis Caniza is a football biography. Denis was born in 1974 in Bella Vista, Paraguay.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Denis

Denis Cyplenkov
Denis Kudla
Denis Cheryshev
Denis O'hare
Denis Shaforostov
Denis Villeneuve
Denis Mcdonough
Denis Suarez

Alternative Meanings

D is for dandy, a description of you!

E is for elate, you make others happy.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

S is for success, in all you will do.

Your name in reverse order is "Sined". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Einds". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Denis born Feb 5, 1953

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern China approximately on 1375. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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