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Updated May 24, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : The Lord's

What does Dominic mean and stand for?

The name Dominic is of Latin origin and means "belonging to the Lord". Common in the Roman-Catholic community, it derives from the Latin name Dominicus. In the past, the name was given to boys born on Sunday since the Spanish and French words for Sunday share the same roots as Dominicus.

Syllables: 3

How Popular Is The Name Dominic

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : variant spelling of Dominick.
  • In some cases, probably an Americanized spelling of the French cognate Dominique.

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Dominic has been consistently popular, maintaining a spot in the top 100 since 2002, but it has yet to break the top 50.

However, it is the 17th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Dominic was at its peak popularity in October 2020.

Dominic has been used in English-speaking parts of the world since medieval time, with St. Dominic being one of the most popular bearers of the name. He founded the Dominican order of monks in the 13th century. Other namesakes include actor Dominic Cooper, actor Dominic Monaghan, actor Dominic Purcell, and actor Dominic West. Actor Mario Lopez also chose the name for his son. Dominic has also been a popular fictional name, appearing in Quantum of Solace, Power Rangers Jungle of Fury, The Fast and the Furious, and Inception.

Where is it Popular?

Dominic was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Dominic

  • Dom
  • Domo
  • Nick
  • Nicky

Pairs well with these middle names


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