Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Of Dionysius (Greek God Of Wine)
Main Origin Language: English
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In 2017 the name Dennis...

• was given to 510 baby boys
• was the 544th most popular name for baby boys
• was 46% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Maryland, Wisconsin, and South Carolina
• a unisex name which was given to boys 99% of the time
• was about as popular as Uriah and Moshe
Babies Named Dennis Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Dennis...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1951
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2017
• is 96% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 65% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Larry, Harry, Gary, Marcia, Virginia, Martha
• has the most opposite popularity history to Rafael, Andreas, Francesco, Elana, Annalisa, Noemi
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Dennis Per State
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Geographically the name Dennis...

• 36% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Kellan, Cory, Marvin, Nina, Amina, Anya
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Hunter, Gabriel, Ezra, Emma, Olivia, Abigail
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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Articles that mention Dennis

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More information on Dennis by the Baby Name Institute

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• How does Dennis rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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