Dennis

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Dennis

  1. A male given name.
    • 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 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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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Dennis in the 20th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Dennis

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • [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.

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Proper noun[edit]

Dennis m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics

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

Declension[edit]

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

German[edit]

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Dennis

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

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Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dennis

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

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dennis c (genitive Dennis)

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