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Denis

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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

Fun Facts about the name Denis

  • How many people with the first name Denis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,537 babies born with the first name Denis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Denis to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Denis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Denis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Denis is Saturday, November 19th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Denis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Denis was in 1952 with a total of 617 babies.
  • Random Denis Factoid: According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Denis ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 59 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1950.
  • Weird things about the name Denis: Your name in reverse order is Sined. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ndesi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Denis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,818 people with the last name Denis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Denis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Denis as their last name.
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Popularity of Denis as a first name

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Popularity of Denis as a last name

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Common last names for Denis

  • Sullivan
  • Murphy
  • Oconnor
  • Mccarthy
  • Obrien
  • Ryan
  • Osullivan
  • Oleary
  • Collins
  • Shea
  • Daly
  • Mahoney
  • Sheehan
  • Lynch
  • Donovan
  • Oneill

Common first names for Denis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Denis U.S.
  White 47.26% 64.26%
  African American 26.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.94% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 23.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Denis

People with the last name Denis are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

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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.

  1. A male given name, a mostly British spelling variant of Dennis.

Denis was also found in the following language(s): French, German, Serbo-Croatian, and Slovak

Notable Persons With the Name Denis

Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve is a director, filmmaker, and screenwriter. His ongoing career started in 1994. Denis was born on October 3rd, 1967 in Gentilly, Quebec.

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Denis Leary

Denis Leary is an observational comedy, black comedy, insult comedy, satire, and musical theatre comedian. Denis was given the name Denis Colin Leary on August 18th, 1957 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Denis O'Hare

Denis O'Hare is a notable somebody. He was most prominent from 1982 to present. Denis was given the name Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare on January 17th, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.

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Denis Suárez

Denis Suárez is a soccer player for the Villarreal CF, Celta de Vigo, Manchester City F.C., Celta de Vigo B, FC Barcelona B, Sevilla FC, Spain national under-17 football team, Spain national under-18 football team, and Spain national under-19 football team. Denis was born on January 6th, 1994 in Salceda de Caselas, Spain. Denis is also known as Suárez Fernández and Denis.

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Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot was a philosopher. Denis was born on October 5th, 1713 in Langres, Champagne, France. He breathed his last breath on July 31st, 1784.

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Denis McDonough

Denis McDonough is a 27th White House Chief of Staff, Deputy National Security Advisor, and Deputy National Security Advisor (United States). Denis was born on December 2nd, 1969 in Stillwater, Minnesota.

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  • Denis Lawson
    (actor)
  • Sir Denis Thatcher
    (businessman)
  • Denis Stoff
    (musician)
  • Denis Law
    (soccer player)
  • Denis Lebedev
    (famed human)
  • Quentin Crisp
    (writer)
  • Denis Ten
    (leading person)
  • Denis Irwin
    (soccer player)
  • Denis Ménochet
    (actor)
  • Denis Sassou Nguesso
    (President of the Republic of Congo)
  • Denis Istomin
    (famed person)
  • Denis Kang
    (martial artist)
  • Denis MacShane
    (for Rotherham)
  • Denis Lavant
    (actor)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Denis

Claire Denis

Claire Denis is a director, writer, and professor. Claire was born on April 21st, 1946.

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Marilyn Denis

Marilyn Denis is a daytime talk show host and radio personality. She has had major accomplishments since 1988. Marilyn was born Marilyn Denis on July 1st, 1958 in Edmonton.

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Ruth Saint Denis

Ruth Saint Denis was an artist in the field of modern dance. Ruth was given the name Ruth Denis on January 20th, 1879 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. She passed away on July 21st, 1968.

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Denis

Denis was royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1279 to 1325. Denis was born as the child of Afonso III of Portugal and Beatrice of Castile (1242–1303) on October 9th, 1261 in Lisbon. He died on January 7th, 1325.

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Maurice Denis

Maurice Denis was an artist in the fields of painting and drawing. Maurice was born Maurice Denis on November 25th, 1870 in Granville, Manche. He left this life on November 13th, 1943.

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Catalina Denis

Catalina Denis is an actress/model. She has had major accomplishments since 2007. Catalina was born in 1985 in Bucaramanga. Catalina is also known as Catalina Zarate.

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What does the name Denis mean?

Dis for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

Eis for explorer, always ready for the next journey

Nis for notable, distinguished are your feats

Iis for ideas, that you bring to life.

Sis for success, in all you will do.

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