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  1. (Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and drama; the Greek name of Bacchus

Via Latin Dionysus, from Ancient Greek Διόνυσος (Diónusos).

  1. (Greek mythology) The god of wine, specifically its intoxication and social influence, but also the patron of agriculture and the theater. Also related to the mystery of religion, as in "spiritual intoxication".

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Antiochus VI Dionysus is a monarch. He holds the title King and Monarch. He has been prominent since 148.



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Fun Facts about the name Dionysus

  • How Popular is the name Dionysus? Dionysus is the 54,570th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dionysus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 32 babies born with the first name Dionysus in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dionysus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1973 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Dionysus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dionysus is Saturday, January 28th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Dionysus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dionysus was in 2000 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dionysus: Your name in reverse order is Susynoid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uysdinso. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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