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  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Dominion means "The ability to dominate overall" and is of English origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Do*min"ion
  1. Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy."I praised and honored him that liveth forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion." [Dan. iv. 34.]"To choose between dominion or slavery." [Jowett (Thucyd. ).]
  2. Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency."Objects placed foremost ought . . . have dominion over things confused and transient." [Dryden.]
  3. That which is governed; territory over which authority is exercised; the tract, district, or county, considered as subject; as, the dominions of a king. Also used figuratively; as, the dominion of the passions.
  4. pl.A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination, 3."By him were all things created . . . whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers." [Col. i. 16.]
    synonyms: Sovereignty; control; rule; authority; jurisdiction; government; territory; district; region.

Etymology: LL. dominio, equiv. to L. dominium. See Domain Dungeon

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  1. One of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth
  2. A region marked off for administrative or other purposes
  3. Dominance or power through legal authority ("France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa")

From Middle English dominion, from Middle French dominion, from Medieval Latin dominio, equiv. to Latin dominium (“lordship, right of ownership”), from dominus (“lord”), from domus (“house”). See domain, demain, demesne.

  1. Power or the use of power; sovereignty over something; stewardship, supremacy.
  2. predominance; ascendancy
  3. (sometimes figuratively) A kingdom, nation, or other sphere of influence; governed territory.
    the of a king
    the of the passions
  4. (historical) One of the dependencies of the British Empire given self-government and eventually independence, such as Canada, Newfoundland, or the Irish Free State.
  5. (Biblical tradition) An order of angel in Christian angelology, ranked above angels and below thrones.

dominion was also found in the following language(s): Finnish

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Fun Facts about the name Dominion

  • How Popular is the name Dominion? Dominion is the 46,244th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dominion have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 54 babies born with the first name Dominion in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dominion? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2003 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dominion first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dominion is Friday, April 19th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Dominion born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dominion was in 2016 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dominion: Your name in reverse order is Noinimod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Odoimnin. 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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