Dominic

First Name
164k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Dominic mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Dominic

"Dominic" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Belonging to God". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
Wiktionary

From Late Latin Dominicus, derived from dominus (“lord”).

  1. A male given name, best known for the Spanish saint who founded the Dominican order.

Dominic was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Dominic

Dominic Cooper is an actor. He has been prominent since 1995. Dominic was given the name Dominic Edward Cooper on June 2nd, 1978 in Greenwich. Dominic is also known as Cooper and Dominic Edward (birth name).

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Dominic West is an actor, musician, and director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. Dominic was given the name Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West on October 15th, 1969 in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Dominic Purcell is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. Dominic was born on February 17th, 1970 in Wallasey, Merseyside, England.

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Dominic Monaghan is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1996. Dominic was born on December 8th, 1976 in Berlin.

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Dominic was born on September 3rd, 1993 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

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His ongoing career started in 2010. Dominic was given the name Dominic Anthony Sherwood on February 6th, 1990 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dominic

Simon Dominic is a hip hop music rapping. He was most prominent from 2007 to present. Simon was given the name Jung Ki-seok on March 9th, 1984 in Busan. Simon is also known as Simon D, K-OUTA, Jung, and Ki-seok.

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Saint Dominic was a saint. He holds the title Founder. Saint was born in 1170 in Caleruega, Kingdom of Castile. He breathed his last breath on August 6th, 1221.

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Rita Dominic is an actress. Rita was given the name Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha on July 12th, 1975 in Mbaise.

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He passed away in 1992.

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Prof. Dr. K. V. Dominic is a writer, poet, and critic. Prof. was born on February 13th, 1956 in Kalady, Kerala, India.

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Dominic Jeeva is an author. His career lasted from 20 to 20. Dominic was given the name Dominic on June 27th, 1927 in Sri Lanka.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1885 6 0 6
1887 5 0 5
1889 5 0 5
1890 7 0 7
1891 6 0 6
1892 10 0 10
1894 6 0 6
1895 10 0 10
1896 14 0 14
1897 14 0 14
1898 9 0 9
1899 9 0 9
1900 14 0 14
1901 13 0 13
1902 24 0 24
1903 21 0 21
1904 25 0 25
1905 29 0 29
1906 32 0 32
1907 33 0 33
1908 49 0 49
1909 55 0 55
1910 53 0 53
1911 121 0 121
1912 217 0 217
1913 258 0 258
1914 362 0 362
1915 469 0 469
1916 530 0 530
1917 505 0 505
1918 557 5 552
1919 536 0 536
1920 536 0 536
1921 552 0 552
1922 534 0 534
1923 587 5 582
1924 487 0 487
1925 544 0 544
1926 470 6 464
1927 414 0 414
1928 379 0 379
1929 396 0 396
1930 383 5 378
1931 373 0 373
1932 320 0 320
1933 277 0 277
1934 242 0 242
1935 288 0 288
1936 265 0 265
1937 259 0 259
1938 233 0 233
1939 248 0 248
1940 233 0 233
1941 256 0 256
1942 302 0 302
1943 268 0 268
1944 237 0 237
1945 234 0 234
1946 297 0 297
1947 283 0 283
1948 312 0 312
1949 312 0 312
1950 303 0 303
1951 336 0 336
1952 295 0 295
1953 355 0 355
1954 355 0 355
1955 386 0 386
1956 391 0 391
1957 436 0 436
1958 431 0 431
1959 437 0 437
1960 440 0 440
1961 445 0 445
1962 433 0 433
1963 501 0 501
1964 597 8 589
1965 498 0 498
1966 471 0 471
1967 546 10 536
1968 550 5 545
1969 612 8 604
1970 645 12 633
1971 592 7 585
1972 591 8 583
1973 643 11 632
1974 657 11 646
1975 690 12 678
1976 773 21 752
1977 1,072 23 1,049
1978 991 25 966
1979 1,060 29 1,031
1980 1,039 20 1,019
1981 1,027 15 1,012
1982 1,071 16 1,055
1983 1,070 13 1,057
1984 1,266 32 1,234
1985 1,395 66 1,329
1986 1,434 69 1,365
1987 1,388 53 1,335
1988 1,437 40 1,397
1989 1,500 29 1,471
1990 1,662 36 1,626
1991 2,009 44 1,965
1992 2,469 30 2,439
1993 2,564 32 2,532
1994 2,802 33 2,769
1995 2,541 34 2,507
1996 2,702 33 2,669
1997 2,956 28 2,928
1998 3,122 24 3,098
1999 3,114 17 3,097
2000 3,261 15 3,246
2001 3,661 26 3,635
2002 4,875 21 4,854 #83 boy name
2003 5,240 23 5,217 #81 boy name
2004 4,907 28 4,879 #91 boy name
2005 5,010 19 4,991 #85 boy name
2006 5,595 22 5,573 #85 boy name
2007 5,432 18 5,414 #85 boy name
2008 4,978 21 4,957 #93 boy name
2009 5,340 15 5,325 #81 boy name
2010 5,312 16 5,296 #74 boy name
2011 5,443 14 5,429 #77 boy name
2012 6,189 7 6,182 #70 boy name
2013 6,331 16 6,315 #68 boy name
2014 6,260 14 6,246 #69 boy name
2015 5,865 18 5,847 #68 boy name
2016 5,423 11 5,412 #72 boy name
2017 5,082 6 5,076 #74 boy name

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Popularity of Dominic as a first name

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Popularity of Dominic as a last name

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Common last names for Dominic

  • Russo
  • Rossi
  • Romano
  • Esposito
  • Giordano
  • Bruno
  • Greco
  • Marino
  • Damico
  • Leone
  • Gentile
  • Vitale
  • Romeo
  • Demarco
  • Mancuso

Common first names for Dominic

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dominic U.S.
  White 63.23% 64.26%
  African American 13.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 11.31% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.60% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dominic

People with the last name Dominic are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Dominic

  • What name lists does Dominic rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Dominic? Dominic is the 435th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Dominic was the 74th most popular name. As a last name Dominic was the 21,774th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dominic have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 163,829 babies born with the first name Dominic in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dominic to occupy the territory of Guam (USA) with an estimated population of 159,358 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dominic? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Dominic first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dominic is Thursday, April 29th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Dominic born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dominic was in 2013 with a total of 6,315 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dominic!
  • Random Dominic Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dominic ranks 62nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 131 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Dominic: Your name in reverse order is Cinimod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mocinid. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dominic? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,194 people with the last name Dominic.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dominic? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dominic as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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