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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Dominic
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Dominic in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Dominic:
Records indicate that 133,210 boys in the United States have been named Dominic since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 6,140 people in the U.S. were given the name Dominic. Those people are now 5 years old.
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Comments about the name Dominic
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9 Positive Comments
"I've been a Dominic since 1971. My mom's side of the family calls me Nick or Dominic and my dad's side of the family calls me Dom or Dominic. My nieces and nephews call me Uncle Nick because it is easier to pronounce. People will pronounce my name Dominique and more often times than not, it is someone from a different ethnic background than my own." Jun. 29, 2015:
"Dominic will be my second son's name. Absolutely adore the religious meaning and sound of the name!" Mar. 9, 2013:
"I also have an 18 month old son named Dominic. My husband and I picked out the name years ago when we first talked about having children. We love that it's a strong name and we also love the meaning "Belonging to the Lord". It fits my son perfectly as his birth was a huge surprise - he was unexpectedly born at home a month early! So he is truly our gift and thank goodness he arrived without complications. He has also been called Dominique and people have spelled it that way which has totally puzzled me. We only call him "Dominic" though. I have never been a big fan of shortening names as I have a name that people constantly try to shorten much to my dismay. We do have nicknames for him like "Rascal". My daughter likes to call him "Dominicky". I will raise him Dominic and if he wants to go by "Dom" that will be his choice to make. I think it's a great name and I'm glad we chose it." Jun. 26, 2009:
"My 18 month old son's name is Dominic. He goes by mostly Dominic, although it is a daily occurance for us to call him "Domino", "Nick", "Nico" (European, pronounced 'nee-ko'), "Nicky", "Dom", "Dommie", or even the silly "Domino-no" (which works for a baby who is coloring the dining room floor with markers). We have always wanted a son named "Dominic". To me, that name is strong, friendly, approachable, and i think it is just oh-so-handsome on a little boy. Plus, it's just uncommon enough that my husband and i have only met two other Dominic's in our lives. One i went to school with, the other i met at a craft show. Now i know it ranks pretty high on the baby name charts, but here in Georgia, Dominics seem to be a rare breed. My dad back in Florida knows an Italian family with a Dominic male in every generations and they go by "Big Dommie", "Dommie", & "Little Dommie". So my son gets called "Little Dommie" by his Grandpa. Plus the name has a great meaning, "Belonging to the Lord". We're sold on Dominic. We get positive remarks about it and the only slight downfall i can think of is the occasional mispronunciation. About once a month someone refers to him as "Dominique", which i believe is the European pronunciation for this spelling on boys. I get confused because here in America that pronunciation (plus the spelling with the 'que') is mostly seen on girls. It doesn't bother me enough to ever change my mind about the name. Also for fun, YouTube the Christmas video "Dominick the Donkey". If you are thinking of naming your bambino this, you will get a kick out of this Italian Christmas Song and it may just become an annual tradition in your family!" Jan. 25, 2009:
"My husband and I were trying to think of a middle name for our second son and we were asking everybody. My mother in law said her Dad's middle name was Dominic and that's all it took. I still had to look for a middle name because Dominic was the new first name. I was worried about calling him Dom because I didn't like it, but it's not so bad, and we call him Dommers or Dommie too. It's a name he can grow with and it will also so great. A couple times I've had the Dominique problem too and it is really frustrating. Luckily it doesn't happen too often." May. 30, 2008:
"Our son is named Dominic. The movie, The Fast and The Furious (Vin Diesel's character-Dom) helped us with the name selection, since we are not of Italian heritage. We love the name since it's not as common any more." Apr. 5, 2008:
"I love the name! It's a good strong name. We called our son Dominic. But, he is often called Dominique and it does my head in. I don't know why it is so confusing, it is pronounced how it is spelt, Dominic." Mar. 30, 2008:
"This is a beautiful boys name! I have always loved it, and ended up marrying a man named Dominic. He gets called Dominique VERY often, however, and it drives him up the wall!!" Jan. 15, 2008:
"This is my son's name...I love it(obviously...) But evryone either spells it wrong or mispronounces it. But, we deal with it." Dec. 1, 2006:
1 Negative Comment
"Along with Benjamin, Dominic was extremely popular in the early nineties (before Joshua and Jack came into fashion)so there are probably a lot of young boys and teenagers with this name. I don't like it much, to me it sounds girly." Feb. 21, 2007:
4 Neutral Comments
"My son is called Dominic Mason who is 21, I love his name & so does he I think he likes it because it's not to popular, he really suits his name." Nov. 1, 2017:
"My sons name is Dominic but we always call him Nico. I get tons of compliments on it. People think its cool that I call him Nico instead of Nick or Dom." Sep. 21, 2010:
"Ilove this name i have two really good friends and their names are dominick and i wanna name my SON this ~*AWSOME*~" Nov. 2, 2007:
"mY SON'S BEST FRIEND IS dOMINIC....HE CALLS HIM dOMINO!!" Jun. 27, 2007:
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