Dominic Name Meaning

A handsome moniker with a deeply religious side, Dominic has always maintained a healthy level of popularity. He’s one of those familiar faces that everyone knows, yet he isn’t seen to the point of oversaturation.

Meaning “of the Lord”, he’s a great choice for religious parents looking for something that’s not so obvious like Christian or Jesus. He’s also a saint name, appearing as several over the years including Saint Dominic of Silos, the patron saint of pregnant women and shepherds. It’s a lovely association, seeing that every parent hopes to see their little one grow to tend to their own “flock” or family someday.

Dominic is quite a strong name for a little guy to carry around, yet he can be softened up with all sorts of nicknames like Dom and Nicky. There’s the insanely cute childhood Domino as well if you’re looking for something unexpected. He also has more mature choices to browse as well like Nico and Nic.

Dominic has a few spelling alternatives to explore like Dominick and Dominik if you feel like fluffing up his look. There are also a few variations like Dominico, Dominicus, and Domingo to check out. He doesn’t need too much change if you ask us, however, as Dominic has plenty of charm to go around.

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Dominic Name Popularity

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

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 303 33 0.0094%
1911 208 96 0.0258%
1912 230 184 0.0365%
1913 232 223 0.0393%
1914 214 332 0.0476%
1915 226 409 0.045%
1916 210 485 0.0502%
1917 219 471 0.0471%
1918 225 510 0.0475%
1919 225 505 0.0482%
1920 237 492 0.0442%
1921 240 514 0.0449%
1922 247 480 0.0431%
1923 225 551 0.0492%
1924 258 447 0.0385%
1925 242 505 0.0447%
1926 262 430 0.0391%
1927 278 377 0.0341%
1928 284 355 0.0332%
1929 277 364 0.0351%
1930 289 350 0.0335%
1931 287 342 0.0347%
1932 304 293 0.0297%
1933 319 246 0.0264%
1934 346 212 0.0219%
1935 312 262 0.027%
1936 321 240 0.0249%
1937 334 227 0.023%
1938 348 215 0.021%
1939 349 218 0.0214%
1940 361 211 0.0199%
1941 360 226 0.0201%
1942 345 270 0.0214%
1943 362 243 0.0186%
1944 386 206 0.0166%
1945 383 205 0.0168%
1946 379 257 0.0174%
1947 402 253 0.0152%
1948 387 274 0.0172%
1949 377 277 0.0172%
1950 381 266 0.0165%
1951 370 303 0.0179%
1952 413 242 0.0139%
1953 363 319 0.018%
1954 382 306 0.0167%
1955 372 331 0.018%
1956 376 349 0.0185%
1957 377 377 0.0196%
1958 371 391 0.0207%
1959 386 382 0.0201%
1960 382 385 0.0203%
1961 377 399 0.0211%
1962 400 370 0.0202%
1963 350 452 0.0252%
1964 327 540 0.0307%
1965 347 443 0.0271%
1966 355 413 0.0265%
1967 330 479 0.0316%
1968 328 504 0.0336%
1969 311 563 0.0365%
1970 314 582 0.0366%
1971 323 542 0.0361%
1972 317 540 0.0396%
1973 292 584 0.045%
1974 290 605 0.0465%
1975 289 636 0.0495%
1976 264 700 0.0543%
1977 212 1,031 0.0765%
1978 220 932 0.0693%
1979 222 997 0.0707%
1980 232 989 0.0676%
1981 233 971 0.0661%
1982 225 1,020 0.0683%
1983 216 1,028 0.0697%
1984 197 1,191 0.0801%
1985 191 1,297 0.0855%
1986 186 1,333 0.0883%
1987 197 1,310 0.0858%
1988 196 1,372 0.088%
1989 200 1,438 0.0891%
1990 189 1,608 0.097%
1991 163 1,947 0.1195%
1992 137 2,436 0.1526%
1993 133 2,514 0.1613%
1994 128 2,765 0.1802%
1995 137 2,502 0.166%
1996 135 2,661 0.1777%
1997 128 2,919 0.1974%
1998 120 3,095 0.2068%
1999 118 3,097 0.2068%
2000 118 3,246 0.2125%
2001 106 3,628 0.2408%
2002 83 4,854 0.3239%
2003 81 5,217 0.3429%
2004 91 4,879 0.3201%
2005 85 4,991 0.3264%
2006 85 5,573 0.3559%
2007 85 5,410 0.3429%
2008 93 4,957 0.3207%
2009 81 5,325 0.3563%
2010 74 5,296 0.3675%
2011 77 5,429 0.3811%
2012 70 6,182 0.4338%
2013 68 6,315 0.4435%
2014 69 6,246 0.4287%
2015 68 5,847 0.4019%
2016 72 5,402 0.3747%
2017 74 5,066 0.363%
2018 75 4,753 0.346%
2019 85 4,405 0.3254%

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Names Like Dominic

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


What names are diminutives of Dominic?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Dominic sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Dominic, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dom

Lord

Latin

Domino

Lord, master

Latin

Nick

A diminutive form of Nicholas.

Japanese

Nicky

People of victory

Greek

Nico

Greek

Nikki

People of victory

Greek

Niko

Greek


What names are variants of Dominic?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Demenico

Lord

Latin

Demingo

Lord

Latin

Domenic

Lord

Latin

Domenico

Lord

Latin

Domenique

Lord

Latin

Domingo

Lord

Latin

Domini

Lord

Latin

Dominick

Of the Lord

Latin

Dominico

Lord

Latin

Dominie

Lord

Latin

Dominik

Lord

Latin

Dominique

Lord

Latin

Dominy

Lord

Latin


What names sound like Dominic?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Broderick

“The son of Roderick,” from the Welsh mab (son of) and Roderick.

Welsh

Damian

To tame

Greek

Damiano

Greek

Damon

One who tames, subdues

Greek

Derrick

Power of the tribe

German

Diedrick

Power of the tribe

German

Finnick

Created Name

American

Fredrick

Peaceful ruler

German

Hendrick

Home ruler

German

Kendrick

Bold power

English

Roderick

Famous power

German


What names are similar to Dominic?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Anthony

Unknown meaning

Latin

Christopher

Bearing Christ

English

Gabriel

God is my strength

Hebrew

Gideon

Tree cutter

Hebrew

Nicholas

Victory of the people

Greek

Sebastian

Venerable or honorable

Greek

Silas

Man of the forest

Latin

Theodore

God's gift

Greek

Vincent

Conquer

Latin

Zachary

God remembers

Hebrew


Lists With Dominic

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


Siblings of Dominic

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Luciana

Light

Italian

Selena

Moon

Spanish

Alexis

Defender

Greek

Joshua

God is salvation

Hebrew

Roslyn

Gentle horse; rose

Latin

Mariah

Of the sea

English

10 Comments

  1. Family name

  2. The father and I choosed Dominic as a tribute to a friend of his who lost their son. We agreed on the name cause its different. I like the name and it’s meaning. It fits him perfectly.

  3. My husband and I both had a short list of names and Dominic was on both! I liked the meaning “Of/from God.” We are people of faith and everything about Dominic, from conception
    to birth is of/from God. He is our rainbow baby after multiple losses. Also, I think his nickname is cool. I call him Niko.

  4. I name him after his Dad

  5. I chose his name because he had to go to the nursery due to being preterm (5weeks). Dominoc means “of the Lord; belonging to the Lord”.

  6. I love this name Dominic my husband named his

  7. The name was picked after the Fast and The serious

  8. I chose Dominic Brady Felix Baxter. Dominic because it is unique, Brady after my grandfather and Felix because he is my ranbow baby so he is lucky.

  9. I picked the name from the man on the fast and the furious Dominic Torreto. I love the movie and I love the guy and name… So figured that is what we would name him should of out torreto in there too but its ok.

  10. We love that Dominic means “belonging to the Lord.” It was often given to boys born on Sundays and our son was born on a Sunday. I like that it’s unique enough that you don’t hear it often, but not too unique or hard for people to pronounce.


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