Dominic Name Meaning

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A Deep Dive

Dominic Overview

Meaning

Belonging to the Lord, lordly

Gender

Boy

Origin

Latin

Etymology

Derived from the Latin name “Dominicus,” meaning “belonging to the Lord.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈdɑː.mə.nɪk/

Popularity

Dominic is a popular name in many countries, particularly in English and Spanish-speaking regions. Recently, Dominic has consistently ranked within the top 100 names for boys in the USA.

Syllable

3 syllables

Length

7 letters

Numerology

4 (Orderly, Steady, Service-oriented)

Name Styles

Religious and Spiritual, Traditional, Classic, Cute

Associated Traits

Strong, intelligent, dependable, charismatic

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Saint Dominic was the founder of the Dominican Order, and the name is associated with Sunday (“the Lord’s day”) in Latin.

Name Day

August 8th (Feast of Saint Dominic)
A Deep Dive

Dominic Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Dominick, Dominik, Domenic, Dominyk, Domenico, Dominique, Domic, Demetrius

Common Nicknames

Dommy, Nico, Dime, Dommie

Diminutives

Dom, Nic, Nick, Domo, Domi

Famous People

  • Dominic West
    (British Actor)
  • Dominic Monaghan
    (English Actor)
  • Dominic Thiem
    (Austrian Tennis Player)
  • Dominic Cooper
    (English Actor)
  • Dominic Purcell
    (British-Australian Actor)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Dominic Toretto
    ("Fast & Furious," Film Series)
  • Dominic Cobb
    ("Inception," Film)
  • "Dominic"
    (Song)
  • Dominic Monaghan
    ("The Lord of the Rings," Film Series)

Places

  • Dominic City
    (California, USA)
  • Dominic Park
    (Illinois, USA)
  • Dominic River
    (Ontario, Canada)
  • Dominic Lake
    (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Dominic Island
    (Queensland, Australia)

What Is the Meaning of Dominic?

Dominic means “belonging to the Lord” in Latin. This name often points to a person who is devout and dedicated, embodying qualities of faithfulness and leadership.

What Is the Origin of The Name Dominic?

Dominic has Latin origins. It is derived from the Latin name Dominicus. The name was historically used for children born on Sunday, the day of the Lord, and gained popularity through Saint Dominic, the founder of the Dominican Order.

Dominic Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Dominic in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#992021#1022022#1072023
Top 3 Rankings#682013#682015#692014

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Dominic

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023107
(-5 from 2022)
3395
(-181 from 2022)
0.18540
2022102
(-3 from 2021)
3576
(-174 from 2021)
0.19093
202199
(-11 from 2020)
3750
(-264 from 2020)
0.20015
202088
(-3 from 2019)
4014
(-425 from 2019)
0.21701
201985
(-10 from 2018)
4439
(-353 from 2018)
0.23098
201875
(-1 from 2017)
4792
(-316 from 2017)
0.24653
201774
(-2 from 2016)
5108
(-319 from 2016)
0.25809
201672
(-4 from 2015)
5427
(-442 from 2015)
0.26792
201568
(+1 from 2014)
5869
(-393 from 2014)
0.28707
201469
(-1 from 2013)
6262
(-72 from 2013)
0.30558
201368
(+2 from 2012)
6334
(+147 from 2012)
0.31346
201270
(+7 from 2011)
6187
(+750 from 2011)
0.30490
201177
(-3 from 2010)
5437
(+138 from 2010)
0.26765
201074
(+7 from 2009)
5299
(-30 from 2009)
0.25793
200981
(+12 from 2008)
5329
(+366 from 2008)
0.25126
200893
(-8 from 2007)
4963
(-452 from 2007)
0.22762
200785
No change from 2006
5415
(-160 from 2006)
0.24446
200685
No change from 2005
5575
(+581 from 2005)
0.25429
200585
(+6 from 2004)
4994
(+115 from 2004)
0.23475
200491
(-10 from 2003)
4879
(-340 from 2003)
0.23086
200381
(+2 from 2002)
5219
(+364 from 2002)
0.24839
200283
(+23 from 2001)
4855
(+1220 from 2001)
0.23492
2001106
(+12 from 2000)
3635
(+389 from 2000)
0.17574
2000118
No change from 1999
3246
(+149 from 1999)
0.15544
1999118
(+2 from 1998)
3097
(-1 from 1998)
0.15189
1998120
(+9 from 1997)
3098
(+170 from 1997)
0.15279
1997129
(+6 from 1996)
2928
(+259 from 1996)
0.14656
1996135
(+3 from 1995)
2669
(+162 from 1995)
0.13320
1995138
(-10 from 1994)
2507
(-262 from 1994)
0.12464
1994128
(+5 from 1993)
2769
(+236 from 1993)
0.13585
1993133
(+4 from 1992)
2533
(+91 from 1992)
0.12263
1992137
(+27 from 1991)
2442
(+477 from 1991)
0.11633
1991164
(+24 from 1990)
1965
(+337 from 1990)
0.09270
1990188
(+10 from 1989)
1628
(+157 from 1989)
0.07565
1989198
(-3 from 1988)
1471
(+73 from 1988)
0.07018
1988195
(+2 from 1987)
1398
(+63 from 1987)
0.06982
1987197
(-10 from 1986)
1335
(-30 from 1986)
0.06845
1986187
No change from 1985
1365
(+32 from 1985)
0.07103
1985187
(+8 from 1984)
1333
(+96 from 1984)
0.06927
1984195
(+21 from 1983)
1237
(+179 from 1983)
0.06591
1983216
(+7 from 1982)
1058
(+1 from 1982)
0.05677
1982223
(+8 from 1981)
1057
(+44 from 1981)
0.05601
1981231
(+1 from 1980)
1013
(-7 from 1980)
0.05439
1980232
(-11 from 1979)
1020
(-11 from 1979)
0.05499
1979221
No change from 1978
1031
(+67 from 1978)
0.05756
1978221
(-9 from 1977)
964
(-84 from 1977)
0.05642
1977212
(+48 from 1976)
1048
(+296 from 1976)
0.06131
1976260
(+22 from 1975)
752
(+74 from 1975)
0.04606
1975282
(+8 from 1974)
678
(+33 from 1974)
0.04179
1974290
(-3 from 1973)
645
(+13 from 1973)
0.03956
1973287
(+28 from 1972)
632
(+49 from 1972)
0.03917
1972315
(+6 from 1971)
583
(-1 from 1971)
0.03483
1971321
(-9 from 1970)
584
(-47 from 1970)
0.03213
1970312
(-2 from 1969)
631
(+27 from 1969)
0.03313
1969310
(+17 from 1968)
604
(+60 from 1968)
0.03302
1968327
(-5 from 1967)
544
(+8 from 1967)
0.03064
1967322
(+22 from 1966)
536
(+65 from 1966)
0.03012
1966344
(-5 from 1965)
471
(-28 from 1965)
0.02591
1965339
(-16 from 1964)
499
(-88 from 1964)
0.02634
1964323
(+23 from 1963)
587
(+85 from 1963)
0.02896
1963346
(+40 from 1962)
502
(+69 from 1962)
0.02431
1962386
(-11 from 1961)
433
(-11 from 1961)
0.02060
1961375
(+2 from 1960)
444
(+4 from 1960)
0.02058
1960377
(-1 from 1959)
440
(+1 from 1959)
0.02032
1959376
(-2 from 1958)
439
(+9 from 1958)
0.02026
1958374
(-6 from 1957)
430
(-9 from 1957)
0.01995
1957368
(+10 from 1956)
439
(+48 from 1956)
0.02006
1956378
(-8 from 1955)
391
(+6 from 1955)
0.01822
1955370
(+5 from 1954)
385
(+28 from 1954)
0.01842
1954375
(-11 from 1953)
357
(+2 from 1953)
0.01725
1953364
(+39 from 1952)
355
(+60 from 1952)
0.01773
1952403
(-30 from 1951)
295
(-41 from 1951)
0.01495
1951373
(+13 from 1950)
336
(+33 from 1950)
0.01758
1950386
(-4 from 1949)
303
(-8 from 1949)
0.01666
1949382
(+2 from 1948)
311
(-3 from 1948)
0.01726
1948384
(+23 from 1947)
314
(+31 from 1947)
0.01761
1947407
(-27 from 1946)
283
(-14 from 1946)
0.01523
1946380
(+13 from 1945)
297
(+63 from 1945)
0.01800
1945393
(+1 from 1944)
234
(-3 from 1944)
0.01706
1944394
(-20 from 1943)
237
(-31 from 1943)
0.01706
1943374
(-25 from 1942)
268
(-33 from 1942)
0.01842
1942349
(+16 from 1941)
301
(+45 from 1941)
0.02137
1941365
(+8 from 1940)
256
(+23 from 1940)
0.02040
1940373
(-19 from 1939)
233
(-15 from 1939)
0.01964
1939354
(+16 from 1938)
248
(+16 from 1938)
0.02188
1938370
(-33 from 1937)
232
(-28 from 1937)
0.02041
1937337
No change from 1936
260
(-5 from 1936)
0.02377
1936337
(-17 from 1935)
265
(-23 from 1935)
0.02490
1935320
(+33 from 1934)
288
(+46 from 1934)
0.02693
1934353
(-30 from 1933)
242
(-35 from 1933)
0.02279
1933323
(-15 from 1932)
277
(-43 from 1932)
0.02715
1932308
(-23 from 1931)
320
(-56 from 1931)
0.02978
1931285
(+9 from 1930)
376
(-1 from 1930)
0.03515
1930294
(-15 from 1929)
377
(-19 from 1929)
0.03338
1929279
(+11 from 1928)
396
(+18 from 1928)
0.03575
1928290
(-15 from 1927)
378
(-39 from 1927)
0.03312
1927275
(-11 from 1926)
417
(-46 from 1926)
0.03589
1926264
(-22 from 1925)
463
(-79 from 1925)
0.04042
1925242
(+16 from 1924)
542
(+55 from 1924)
0.04707
1924258
(-32 from 1923)
487
(-95 from 1923)
0.04166
1923226
(+19 from 1922)
582
(+49 from 1922)
0.05140
1922245
(-8 from 1921)
533
(-20 from 1921)
0.04737
1921237
(-3 from 1920)
553
(+17 from 1920)
0.04860
1920234
(-8 from 1919)
536
No change from 1919
0.04869
1919226
(+1 from 1918)
536
(-16 from 1918)
0.05279
1918227
(-8 from 1917)
552
(+47 from 1917)
0.05264
1917219
(-12 from 1916)
505
(-25 from 1916)
0.05264
1916207
(+13 from 1915)
530
(+61 from 1915)
0.05741
1915220
(-1 from 1914)
469
(+107 from 1914)
0.05324
1914219
(+13 from 1913)
362
(+104 from 1913)
0.05298
1913232
(+6 from 1912)
258
(+41 from 1912)
0.04811
1912238
(-6 from 1911)
217
(+96 from 1911)
0.04807
1911232
(+113 from 1910)
121
(+68 from 1910)
0.05013
1910345
(-34 from 1909)
53
(-2 from 1909)
0.02542
1909311
(+3 from 1908)
55
(+6 from 1908)
0.03110
1908314
(+74 from 1907)
49
(+16 from 1907)
0.02945
1907388
(-10 from 1906)
33
(+1 from 1906)
0.02081
1906378
(+15 from 1905)
32
(+3 from 1905)
0.02221
1905393
(+24 from 1904)
29
(+4 from 1904)
0.02025
1904417
(+34 from 1903)
25
(+4 from 1903)
0.01805
1903451
(-36 from 1902)
21
(-3 from 1902)
0.01624
1902415
(+144 from 1901)
24
(+11 from 1901)
0.01808
1901559
(+121 from 1900)
13
(-1 from 1900)
0.01125
1900680
(+34 from 1899)
14
(+5 from 1899)
0.00864
1899714
(+30 from 1898)
9
No change from 1898
0.00781
1898744
(-188 from 1897)
9
(-5 from 1897)
0.00681
1897556
(-5 from 1896)
14
No change from 1896
0.01148
1896551
(+134 from 1895)
14
(+4 from 1895)
0.01085
1895685
(+269 from 1894)
10
(+4 from 1894)
0.00790
1894954
(-266 from 1892)
6
(-4 from 1892)
0.00480
18930
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1892688
(+153 from 1891)
10
(+4 from 1891)
0.00761
1891841
(-27 from 1890)
6
(-1 from 1890)
0.00549
1890814
(+160 from 1889)
7
(+2 from 1889)
0.00585
1889974
(-53 from 1887)
5
No change from 1887
0.00420
18880
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1887921
(-85 from 1885)
5
(-1 from 1885)
0.00457
18860
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
1885836
First SSA data recorded
6
First SSA data recorded
0.00517
18840
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18830
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18820
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18810
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18800
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Dominic

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#752021#752022#792023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#852021#702022#752023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#1092021#1172022#1272023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#972021#942022#792023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#652021#832022#912023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#942021#932022#902023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#1092021#802022#1012023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#612021#652022#582023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#742021#952022#1012023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#692021#662022#662023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#1122021#962022#1042023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#932021#1182022#992023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1072021#1482022#1582023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#1032021#1162022#1592023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#1192021#992022#1202023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#1312021#1362022#1482023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#632021#582022#822023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#852021#482022#862023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#1352021#1372022#1042023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#1202021#1412022#1302023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1282021#1402022#1372023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#1502021#1682022#1732023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1602021#1432022#1622023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#1052021#1082022#1432023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#762021#1032022#712023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#2002021#1602022#1572023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#962021#1962022#1912023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#1372021#1532022#1632023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#1332021#1862022#1452023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#1492021#1452022#1912023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#2022021#2692022#2012023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#1822021#2152022#1652023

Nebraska (NE)

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Alabama (AL)

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Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#1362021#1232022#2022023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#942020#1382022#1592023

District of Columbia (DC)

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Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1342021#1482022#1362023

West Virginia (WV)

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New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#1272021#1332022#1512023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#2082021#4352022#2162023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#412021#602022#862023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#2332021#1912022#2582023

Rhode Island (RI)

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South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#892021#1822022#2162023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#1452021#922022#2212023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1302021#1542022#1342023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1202018#2122019#1842020

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#632018#1112022#942023

Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for Dominic in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Romania

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Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

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Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#942021#862022#992023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#952017#902019#942020

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#1112019#1122020#1142021

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#1362018#1522019#1742020

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#1412021#1702022#2542023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#2662021#1632022#2722023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#1992021#2092022#2312023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#2172021#3282022#3062023

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#3382021#2822022#4252023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#3072022#4372023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#4642020#3122021#4622022

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#3942020#4372022#4962023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#4112020#5902021#6862022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Dominic a Name for Boys or Girls?

Dominic is typically given to boys due to its masculine and authoritative tone, which aligns well with traditional male qualities.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Dominic

Dominic in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Dominic West (Actor, born 1969): A British actor known for his roles in "The Wire" and "The Affair."
  • Dominic Monaghan (Actor, born 1976): An English actor known for his roles in "The Lord of the Rings" film series and the TV show "Lost."
  • Dominic Thiem (Tennis Player, born 1993): An Austrian professional tennis player who has won multiple ATP titles, including the US Open.
  • Dominic Cooper (Actor, born 1978): An English actor known for his roles in "Mamma Mia!" and the TV series "Preacher."
  • Dominic Purcell (Actor, born 1970): A British-Australian actor known for his roles in "Prison Break" and "Legends of Tomorrow."
  • Dominic Howard (Musician, born 1977): An English musician and drummer for the rock band Muse.
  • Dominic Savio (Saint, 1842–1857): An Italian student of Saint John Bosco who was canonized as a saint in the Catholic Church.
  • Dominic Raab (Politician, born 1974): A British politician who has served as Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Justice.
  • Dominic Miller (Guitarist, born 1960): An Argentine-born guitarist known for his long-time collaboration with Sting.
  • Dominic Toretto ("Fast & Furious," 2001 Film Series): A street racer and mechanic who leads a team of skilled drivers and thieves.
  • Dominic Cobb ("Inception," 2010 Film): A skilled thief who enters people's dreams to steal secrets and plant ideas.
  • "Dominic" (1992 Song by Red Hot Chili Peppers): A song reflecting on themes of love and life.
  • Dominic Monaghan ("The Lord of the Rings," 2001 Film Series): An actor known for his role as Merry Brandybuck, one of Frodo's loyal companions.
  • Dominic Greene ("Quantum of Solace," 2008 Film): A businessman and member of the criminal organization Quantum, who poses as an environmentalist.
  • Dominic Santini ("Airwolf," 1984 TV Series): The co-pilot and mentor to the main character, Stringfellow Hawke, in their high-tech helicopter missions.
  • "Dominic" (2017 Novel by Mark Twain): A rediscovered manuscript about a young boy's adventures in 19th-century America.
  • Dominic Deegan ("Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire," 2002 Webcomic): A seer and protagonist of the webcomic series who solves mysteries and fights evil.
  • Dominic West ("The Wire," 2002 TV Series): An actor known for his role as Jimmy McNulty, a dedicated but troubled detective in Baltimore.
  • Dominic ("Dominic's Dream," 2019 Film): A coming-of-age film about a young man's journey to achieve his aspirations despite numerous challenges.
  • Dominic City (California, USA): A small community in California known for its suburban charm and proximity to major urban centers.
  • Dominic Park (Illinois, USA): A public park in Chicago known for its playgrounds, sports facilities, and green spaces.
  • Dominic River (Ontario, Canada): A river in Ontario known for its scenic beauty and opportunities for fishing and kayaking.
  • Dominic Lake (British Columbia, Canada): A lake in British Columbia popular for its serene environment and outdoor activities like boating and fishing.
  • Dominic Island (Queensland, Australia): An island in the Great Barrier Reef known for its coral reefs and vibrant marine life.
  • Dominic Street (London, UK): A historic street in London known for its charming architecture and cultural significance.
  • Dominic Hill (New South Wales, Australia): A hill in New South Wales known for its hiking trails and panoramic views.
  • Dominic Bay (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada): A bay on the coast known for its picturesque views and marine life.
  • Dominic Township (Minnesota, USA): A township in Minnesota known for its rural charm and agricultural community.
  • Dominic Forest (New York, USA): A forested area known for its hiking trails and diverse wildlife.

Similar Names to Dominic

Sibling Names for Dominic