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EtymologyEdit

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

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Proper nounEdit

Dennis

  1. A male given name.
    • c. 1598–1600, William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals):
      : Act I, Scene I:
      I will physic your rankness, and yet give no thousand crowns neither. Holla, Dennis!
    • 1944 Mazo de la Roch, 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!"
  2. A patronymic surname​.

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Dennis, from Old French saint's name Denis, from Latin Dionysius.

Proper nounEdit

Dennis

  1. a male given name

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Dennis in the 20th century.

Proper nounEdit

Dennis

  1. A male given name.

ReferencesEdit

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 12 845 males with the given name Dennis have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Dennis m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notesEdit

Patronymics

  • son of Dennis: Dennisarson or Dennisson
  • daughter of Dennis: Dennisardóttir or Dennisdóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Dennis
Accusative Dennis
Dative Dennisi
Genitive Dennisar, Dennis

GermanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Dennis

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

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NorwegianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Dennis

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

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Dennis in the 20th century, from Old French Denis, from Latin Dionȳsius, from Ancient Greek Δῐονῡ́σῐος (Dionū́sios), from Δῐόνῡσος (Diónūsos) + -ῐος (-ios, belonging to), hence meaning follower of Dionysus.

Proper nounEdit

Dennis c (genitive Dennis)

  1. A male given name

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