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  1. The tyrant of Syracuse who fought the Carthaginians (430-367 BC)

From Latin Dionysius, from Ancient Greek Διονύσιος (Dionúsios)

  1. An Ancient Greek male given name

Dionysius was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Dionysius

Tom Springfield is a folk music and pop music musician, songwriter, and record producer. He plays Human voice, Piano, and Guitar. He has had major accomplishments since 1960. Tom was given the name Dionysius P. A. O'Brien on July 2nd, 1934 in Hampstead, London, England.


Dionysius was a pope. He left this life on December 26th, 0268.


Dion Boucicault was a writer. Dion was given the name Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot on December 26th, 1820 in Dublin, Ireland. He breathed his last breath on September 18th, 1890.


Dionysius the Great was a pope. He was most active from 248 to 264. He left this life on March 22nd, 0264.


Dionysius Lardner was a scientist. Dionysius was born on April 3rd, 1793 in Dublin, Ireland. He died on April 29th, 1859.


Dionysius was born on October 22nd, 1988 in Kulon Progo Regency.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dionysius

Dionysius was a pope. He left this life on December 26th, 0268.


He holds the title Bishop of Vienne. He breathed his last breath in 193.


B. was born in 1969 in Dalby, Queensland.


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Fun Facts about the name Dionysius

  • How Popular is the name Dionysius? Dionysius is the 57,468th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dionysius have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27 babies born with the first name Dionysius in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dionysius? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dionysius first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dionysius is Thursday, September 15th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Dionysius born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dionysius was in 2002 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dionysius: Your name in reverse order is Suisynoid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ydunissio. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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