Dennis

Dennis - A very unique male name



  Jun 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dennis appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #206. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dennis and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dennis? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dennis. The baby boy name Dennis was given to 615 baby boys in 2012, ranking #427 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,668 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dennis peaked in popularity 70 years ago in 1949 on position 16.



Famous with this name

Dennis Quaid
Dennis Haysbert
Dennis Storh°i


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Dennis is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dennis is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #163 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #753.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dennis is where you live.


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Dennis origin and meaning

Dennis is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Dennis, pop culture references for the name Dennis and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dennis

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dennis, sorted by popularity.

Dominic / Dominick / Dominique / Denis / Domingo / Domenic / Dominik / Domenick / Domenico / Dominque /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012427
2011414
2010397
2009366
2008369
2007336
2006314
2005317
2004311
2003281
2002279
2001270
2000252
1999239
1998237
1997208
1996203
1995184
1994177
1993164
1992150
1991139
1990129
1989123
1988117
1987107
1986104
1985103
198497
198393
198287
198182
198080
197975
197871
197768
197666
197559
197459
197356
197252
197149
197046
196944
196845
196743
196644
196544
196442
196339
196237
196134
196031
195929
195829
195728
195626
195523
195421
195319
195218
195117
195017
194916
194817
194717
194617
194519
194420
194320
194220
194123
194024
193934
193849
193762
193673
193572
193495
1933106
1932121
1931138
1930144
1929153
1928158
1927162
1926172
1925176
1924180
1923181
1922198
1921191
1920207
1919203
1918203
1917199
1916208
1915210
1914211
1913197
1912212
1911189
1910206

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia163
Massachusetts272
Mississippi276
Connecticut290
Pennsylvania300
South Carolina307
Indiana322
New Jersey334
New York339
West Virginia346
Georgia359
Minnesota367
Michigan373
Florida376
Washington390
Illinois401
Oregon405
Ohio409
Virginia418
California440
New Mexico459
Nebraska460
Maryland464
Nevada475
Arizona480
Missouri499
Alabama518
North Carolina546
Wisconsin611
Tennessee613
Kansas621
Kentucky673
Louisiana691
Colorado730
Utah751
Texas753

Even more about Dennis


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dennis a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dennis?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1949
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Dennis
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,668
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +615

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