Quick Facts on Dominick
- English, Latin
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Our lord, belonging to the Lord, master
Characteristics of Dominick
Etymology & Historical Origin - Dominick
Dominick is the older spelling of Dominic and still in occasional use. Dominic comes from the Latin word “dominus” meaning ‘our Lord’ or ‘belonging to the Lord.’ The word “dominus” was used in ancient pre-Christian Rome to indicate a master or owner of slaves, and eventually the name became an official title of the emperor starting in the third century. In later times, the Latin Christian Church used “Dominus” as the equivalent to Hebrew “Adonai” and the Greek “Kyrios,” to refer to their God. It has also been used as a respectful form of address (like the Spanish/Italian “don” and the Portuguese “dom”). The name has essentially been around since ancient Rome but evolved into a favorite among medieval Christians. One notable bearer of the name was Saint Dominic who founded the Dominican order of Roman Catholic monks in the early 13th century. Not only is he the patron saint of astronomers, but the spread of the rosary is attributed to the teachings of the Dominicans.
Popularity of the Name Dominick
The spelling Dominick has been on the U.S. naming charts since 1881. The name has maintained moderate levels of success for well over a century. The height of the name’s popularity came in the 19-teens and then again in the early 2000s – both times making it near the Top 200 list of most commonly used boy names. Dominick has never been a wildly popular choice but it has held its own on the charts remarkably well and for a very long time. Typically, they use the spelling Dominic in Italy and Dominique in France. All the names have similar pronunciations so it just comes down to a matter of preference. The spelling Dominic is currently four times more popular in the United States than Dominick. Dominick feels a little fancier, and it is the older version of the name making it arguably the more traditional. It’s a strong and masculine name with a soft and poetic Latin root. Like the name Dante, Dominick is a name that wears well on athletes and poets alike.
Popularity of the Boy Name Dominick
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Dominick
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Dominick
Dominick We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Dominick.
Popular Songs on Dominick
Dominick - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Dominick.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Dominick
Dominick - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Dominick (see Dominic).
Famous People Named Dominick
Famous People Named Dominick - Dominick Dunne (writer and investigative journalist); Dominick Cruz (mixed martial artist); Dominick "Dom" DeLuise (actor/comic)
Children of Famous People Named Dominick
Famous People Who Named Their Son Dominick - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Dominick.
Dominick - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Dominick - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Dominick.
Personality of the Boy Name Dominick
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Dominick