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Dennis Name Popularity

How popular is the name Dennis? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 207 82 0.0233%
1911 189 120 0.0322%
1912 212 221 0.0438%
1913 197 301 0.0531%
1914 212 346 0.0496%
1915 210 477 0.0525%
1916 208 492 0.0509%
1917 199 546 0.0546%
1918 203 605 0.0564%
1919 203 592 0.0565%
1920 207 592 0.0532%
1921 191 693 0.0605%
1922 198 647 0.0581%
1923 181 744 0.0664%
1924 180 774 0.0667%
1925 176 802 0.071%
1926 172 815 0.0741%
1927 162 899 0.0812%
1928 158 935 0.0874%
1929 153 967 0.0934%
1930 144 1,155 0.1106%
1931 138 1,184 0.12%
1932 121 1,408 0.1425%
1933 106 1,667 0.1789%
1934 95 2,042 0.2112%
1935 72 2,587 0.2662%
1936 73 2,625 0.2725%
1937 62 3,154 0.3201%
1938 49 4,230 0.4132%
1939 34 6,207 0.6102%
1940 24 7,837 0.7373%
1941 23 9,556 0.8491%
1942 20 13,282 1.0518%
1943 20 14,110 1.0808%
1944 20 13,676 1.1035%
1945 19 14,989 1.229%
1946 17 21,442 1.4531%
1947 17 23,684 1.4188%
1948 17 21,756 1.3628%
1949 16 21,746 1.3518%
1950 17 22,861 1.4198%
1951 17 24,262 1.431%
1952 18 24,563 1.4072%
1953 19 23,640 1.3357%
1954 21 20,752 1.1352%
1955 23 20,407 1.1094%
1956 26 18,354 0.9718%
1957 28 16,896 0.878%
1958 29 16,411 0.8683%
1959 29 16,037 0.8441%
1960 31 14,314 0.7555%
1961 34 12,482 0.6611%
1962 37 10,622 0.5786%
1963 39 9,832 0.5477%
1964 42 9,325 0.5298%
1965 44 8,214 0.5023%
1966 44 7,788 0.4988%
1967 43 7,638 0.5033%
1968 45 7,402 0.4929%
1969 44 7,363 0.4779%
1970 46 7,318 0.4598%
1971 49 6,591 0.4386%
1972 52 5,608 0.4117%
1973 56 5,180 0.3996%
1974 59 4,881 0.3755%
1975 59 4,727 0.3679%
1976 66 4,171 0.3236%
1977 68 4,150 0.3079%
1978 71 3,860 0.2871%
1979 75 4,079 0.2893%
1980 80 3,806 0.2603%
1981 82 3,631 0.247%
1982 87 3,388 0.2267%
1983 92 3,047 0.2065%
1984 97 2,944 0.1979%
1985 103 2,836 0.1868%
1986 104 2,703 0.1791%
1987 107 2,740 0.1796%
1988 117 2,637 0.1692%
1989 123 2,667 0.1653%
1990 129 2,476 0.1494%
1991 138 2,292 0.1406%
1992 150 2,155 0.135%
1993 164 1,950 0.1251%
1994 177 1,770 0.1153%
1995 184 1,670 0.1108%
1996 203 1,526 0.1019%
1997 208 1,473 0.0996%
1998 237 1,294 0.0865%
1999 239 1,311 0.0875%
2000 252 1,306 0.0855%
2001 270 1,152 0.0765%
2002 279 1,055 0.0704%
2003 282 1,083 0.0712%
2004 311 986 0.0647%
2005 317 1,010 0.0661%
2006 314 994 0.0635%
2007 337 928 0.0588%
2008 368 799 0.0517%
2009 366 801 0.0536%
2010 395 682 0.0473%
2011 412 647 0.0454%
2012 422 626 0.0439%
2013 453 580 0.0407%
2014 481 545 0.0374%
2015 487 553 0.038%
2016 501 550 0.0381%
2017 539 465 0.0333%
2018 549 450 0.0328%
2019 546 460 0.034%

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Names Like Dennis

If you like Dennis, you’ll love these other names like Dennis.


What names are variants of Dennis?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Dennis.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Den

Follower of Dionysius; son of Dennis

Greek

Denies

Follower of Dionysius

Greek

Denis

A variant form of Dennis, in allusion to Dionysos, the god of vegetation and wine, in Greek mythology.

French

Dennes

Follower of Dionysius

Greek

Dennet

Follower of Dionysius

Greek

Denney

The Dane's village; follower of Dionysius

Scandinavian

Dennie

The Dane's village; follower of Dionysius

Scandinavian

Dennison

Son of Dennis

English

Denny

The Dane's village; follower of Dionysius

Scandinavian

Dennys

Follower of Dionysius

Greek

Denys

Follower of Dionysius

Greek

Deon
Dion

A short form of Dionysius, the god of vegetation and wine, in Greek mythology.

Greek

Dionisio

Follower of Dionysius

Greek

Dionysius

Greek

Dionysus

Follower of Dionysius

Greek

Diot

Follower of Dionysius

Greek


What names sound like Dennis?

If you like how Dennis sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Dennis.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Deonys

Greek

Tannis

Leather maker

English

Teunis

Latin


What names are similar to Dennis?

Find a name that’s like Dennis, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Artemas

Follower of the goddess Artemis

Greek

Denmark

Scandinavian

Tyson

Firebrand

English


Lists With Dennis

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Dennis.


Siblings of Dennis

Mamas with kids named Dennis also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Micheal

Who resembles God?

Hebrew

Liam

Helmet of will

Irish

Isabella

Devoted to God

Italian

William

A willing protector

German

Autumn

Season of harvest

English

Steven

Crown

English

Madisyn

Son of the mighty warrior

English

4 Comments

  1. I choose dennis for my sons name after his father. He is named after his father, my husband.
    Dennis Scott pett

  2. I named my son Dennis because i think its a strong name its not used much anymore so its more unique in my eyes, also i named him Dennis after my father who passed 2 weeks before he was born ..my dad was a wonderful man im proud to give my son his grandfather’s name.

  3. We chose the name Dennis because the name was my father’s middle name and also a very close family friends name on his father’s side.

  4. We chose the name Dennis because that is my husbands and also my father in laws name so for the both of us (my husband & I) it only seemed right to carry on the name. Our baby Dennis is the 3rd


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