Meaning and Origin of Denis - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Denis

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Fine wine lover

Family name origins & meanings:

  • French, Spanish (Denís), and Portuguese : from the personal name Denis (Spanish Denís), variant of Dennis.
  • Ukrainian : from the personal name Denys (see Dennis).
  • Originally brought to Canada from Tours, France, this surname was in Quebec city by 1655.