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Etymology

Old French saint's name Denis, brought to England by Normans; from Latin Dionysius, "follower of (the wine god) Dionysos ".

Proper noun

Singular
Dennis

Plural
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Dennis

  1. A male given name.
  2. A surname derived from the given name.

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Quotations

  • 1599, William Shakespeare, As You Like It: Act I, Scene I:
    I will physic your rankness, and yet give no thousand crowns neither. Holla, Dennis!
  • 1944 Mazo De la Roche: The Building of Jalna.Little,Brown&co 1944.
    Each disliked the choice of the other. "Charles is a stern name," she affirmed.
    "Nonsense," said Philip. "It's as agreeable a name as there is. Dennis sounds like a comical Irish story."
    "You just show your bad feeling when you say such a thing," she retorted. "'T is a grand name!"

Translations


Danish

Proper noun

Dennis

  1. A male given name borrowed from English in the 20th century.

German

Proper noun

Dennis [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Dennis]]

  1. A male given name, an English type spelling of Denis.

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Norwegian

Proper noun

Dennis

  1. A male given name borrowed from English in the 20th century.

Swedish

Proper noun

Dennis

  1. A male given name borrowed from English in the 20th century.

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