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Dennis

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 128 0 128
1881 99 0 99
1882 135 0 135
1883 112 0 112
1884 113 0 113
1885 112 0 112
1886 98 0 98
1887 93 0 93
1888 106 0 106
1889 111 0 111
1890 102 0 102
1891 89 0 89
1892 82 0 82
1893 83 0 83
1894 84 0 84
1895 108 0 108
1896 90 0 90
1897 96 0 96
1898 99 0 99
1899 86 0 86
1900 132 0 132
1901 79 0 79
1902 85 0 85
1903 75 0 75
1904 90 0 90
1905 106 0 106
1906 89 0 89
1907 111 0 111
1908 101 0 101
1909 120 0 120
1910 135 0 135
1911 166 0 166
1912 268 0 268
1913 324 0 324
1914 390 8 382
1915 514 0 514
1916 532 0 532
1917 591 9 582
1918 647 10 637
1919 636 10 626
1920 632 8 624
1921 739 12 727
1922 683 6 677
1923 783 9 774
1924 812 5 807
1925 833 8 825
1926 850 12 838
1927 935 15 920
1928 969 11 958
1929 1,007 10 997
1930 1,190 17 1,173
1931 1,209 8 1,201
1932 1,434 13 1,421
1933 1,699 13 1,686
1934 2,067 15 2,052 #95 boy name
1935 2,611 18 2,593 #72 boy name
1936 2,638 10 2,628 #74 boy name
1937 3,167 9 3,158 #63 boy name
1938 4,249 12 4,237 #49 boy name
1939 6,237 26 6,211 #34 boy name
1940 7,884 39 7,845 #24 boy name
1941 9,598 37 9,561 #23 boy name
1942 13,312 32 13,280 #20 boy name
1943 14,180 68 14,112 #20 boy name
1944 13,718 44 13,674 #20 boy name
1945 15,026 37 14,989 #19 boy name
1946 21,491 48 21,443 #17 boy name
1947 23,755 72 23,683 #17 boy name
1948 21,795 44 21,751 #17 boy name
1949 21,785 39 21,746 #16 boy name
1950 22,898 39 22,859 #17 boy name
1951 24,281 47 24,234 #17 boy name
1952 24,606 53 24,553 #18 boy name
1953 23,684 51 23,633 #19 boy name
1954 20,799 47 20,752 #21 boy name
1955 20,450 53 20,397 #23 boy name
1956 18,414 55 18,359 #26 boy name
1957 16,957 62 16,895 #28 boy name
1958 16,465 54 16,411 #29 boy name
1959 16,096 58 16,038 #29 boy name
1960 14,371 54 14,317 #31 boy name
1961 12,525 45 12,480 #34 boy name
1962 10,675 52 10,623 #37 boy name
1963 9,876 41 9,835 #39 boy name
1964 9,369 42 9,327 #42 boy name
1965 8,249 37 8,212 #44 boy name
1966 7,822 33 7,789 #44 boy name
1967 7,685 40 7,645 #43 boy name
1968 7,433 31 7,402 #45 boy name
1969 7,407 45 7,362 #44 boy name
1970 7,354 33 7,321 #46 boy name
1971 6,622 30 6,592 #49 boy name
1972 5,648 39 5,609 #52 boy name
1973 5,229 46 5,183 #56 boy name
1974 4,909 32 4,877 #59 boy name
1975 4,757 28 4,729 #59 boy name
1976 4,201 32 4,169 #66 boy name
1977 4,197 45 4,152 #68 boy name
1978 3,893 32 3,861 #71 boy name
1979 4,125 43 4,082 #75 boy name
1980 3,835 28 3,807 #80 boy name
1981 3,656 23 3,633 #83 boy name
1982 3,418 28 3,390 #87 boy name
1983 3,079 31 3,048 #92 boy name
1984 2,976 24 2,952 #97 boy name
1985 2,868 26 2,842
1986 2,736 30 2,706
1987 2,776 22 2,754
1988 2,664 15 2,649
1989 2,697 21 2,676
1990 2,509 17 2,492
1991 2,340 27 2,313
1992 2,180 14 2,166
1993 1,974 11 1,963
1994 1,809 22 1,787
1995 1,700 13 1,687
1996 1,559 19 1,540
1997 1,506 20 1,486
1998 1,330 13 1,317
1999 1,350 13 1,337
2000 1,348 10 1,338
2001 1,194 17 1,177
2002 1,104 23 1,081
2003 1,127 21 1,106
2004 1,032 25 1,007
2005 1,049 15 1,034
2006 1,037 13 1,024
2007 983 21 962
2008 849 17 832
2009 851 14 837
2010 731 8 723
2011 698 15 683
2012 658 0 658
2013 622 0 622
2014 579 6 573
2015 584 0 584

Want to know about the popularity of the Dennis baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 618,910 babies born with the name Dennis in the United States. That's more than enough Dennis to occupy the country of Western Sahara with an estimated population of 567,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 128 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Dennis" was in 1952 with a total of 24,553 babies. (That's a lot of baby Dennis)

According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dennis" ranks #47 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 16 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1973. Across the entire United States a total of 5,229 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Dennis

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

Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1975 to present. Dennis was born in 1954 as Dennis William Quaid in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman is a basketball biography. Dennis was born in 1961 in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper is an actor, director, and artist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1954 to 2010. Dennis was born in 1936 as Dennis Lee Hopper in Dodge City, Kansas, U.S.

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Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Ghostface was born in 1970 as Dennis Coles.

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Dennis Bergkamp

Dennis Bergkamp is a football biography. Dennis was born in 1969 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Dennis Haysbert

Dennis Haysbert is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1978 to present. Dennis was born in 1954 as Dennis Dexter Haysbert in San Mateo, California, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Dennis

Dennis Hastert
Dennis Pitta
Dennis Smith Jr
Dennis System
Dennis The Menace
Dennis Kirk
Dennis Wilson

Alternative Meanings

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

I is for interest, you show in others.

S is for select, as few are chosen.

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

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Past life for Dennis born Oct 2, 1939

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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 Quebeck approximately on 725. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. 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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