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Origin and popularity of the name DENIS


Denis : 1: French Walloon Breton West Indian (mainly Haiti) German Dutch English and Portuguese; Spanish and Galician (Denís): from the personal name Denis Spanish and Galician Denís from Latin Dionysius ‘(follower) of Dionysos’ (see Dennis). Compare Dennee.2: Ukrainian and Rusyn: variant transliteration of Denys a cognate of 1 above.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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