Quick Facts on Dominik
- German, Latin, Polish, Slavic
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DO-mi-nik (German); daw-MEE-neek (Slavic)
Belonging to the Lord (Our Lord)
Characteristics of Dominik
Etymology & Historical Origin - Dominik
Dominik is the Slavic and German form of Dominic. 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 identify 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,” in reference to their specific God. It has also been used as a respectful form of address (like the Spanish/Italian “don” and the Portuguese “dom”). Dominus has been around since ancient Rome but evolved into a favorite given among medieval Christians in celebration of “our Lord”. 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. Dominique is the female equivalent. As the German and Slavic form of Dominic, Dominik is currently highly ranked in Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Slovenia. Dinko is a Croatian diminutive which we find absolutely darling.
Popularity of the Name Dominik
This German and Slavic spelling of Dominik is currently the third most popular in America. Parents first prefer the Latin Dominic, followed by the English Dominick. Dominik appeared on the U.S. male naming charts for the first time in 1996. The name has risen to moderately respectable levels of usage in the past 15+ years but is still far behind the classical Latin spelling of Dominic (currently the 76th most popular boy’s name in America according to 2011 data). Dominik is a very dignified sounding name with cross-cultural appeal. “Our Lord” would certainly approve. This particular spelling, Dominik, is a great choice for parents with German or Slavic heritage.
Popularity of the Boy Name Dominik
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Dominik
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Dominik
Dominik We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Dominik.
Popular Songs on Dominik
Dominik - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Dominik.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Dominik
Dominik - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Dominik.
Famous People Named Dominik
Famous People Named Dominik - Dominik Hašek (Czech hockey player); Dominik Hrbatý (Slovakian tennis player)
Children of Famous People Named Dominik
Famous People Who Named Their Son Dominik - Andy Garcia (actor, named his daughter Dominik)
Dominik - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Dominik - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Dominik.
Personality of the Boy Name Dominik
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Dominik