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Origin: French
Meaning: Wild or Crazy

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Dennis

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Dennis in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Dennis:

  • Records indicate that 613,769 boys in the United States have been named Dennis since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1952, when 24,525 people in the U.S. were given the name Dennis. Those people are now 68 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      6 Positive Comments

  • "I named my son Dennis and I love that not many kids have it nowdays in the States, however it is quite popular in Eastern Europe. I love this boy name and my son loves his name." May. 19, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Dennis. He likes and I do too. The only thing that drives us crazy is when people call him's Dennis. Besides that it is fine. Nothing spicey about it but it fine." Sep. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Some harassment asociation with dennis the mennis." Dec. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Dennis is not my name its my boyfriends and I'm not sure if the rest of you guys out there have the same problem or not but people often mispells my boyfriends name and they rigth it as Denis, for a girls name and I know it makes Him mad..." Jun. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love that's my husband's name. We have two sons, we didn't name either of them Dennis though. That's only because my husband is the II, and we thought naming a child the III was a lot to handle." Dec. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my husbands name is Dennis and i happend to love that name. i sometimes make fun of him by calling him dennis the menace.When we have kids i want to name my son after him because i love that name." Jan. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "I'M called Dennis Ackon but people can spell it Denis. Some people like my na, but some too d don't like it.+2330240154200 Ghana Western Region" Apr. 18, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "When someone calls me Dennis the menace, I always respond with "Boy, I've never heard THAT one before! You think of that all by yourself?"" Jan. 10, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I always hated this name. It sounds very dated and used to be harassed with Dennis the Menace. I know some people call themselves Denny and they are only covering it up because people know their name is really Dennis.I keep hoping that some famous person really famous will be a Dennis." Oct. 1, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Pamela Gaunt - The pictures are fataisntc. I especially liked the one where Kara and Matt are standing together and Kara is checking her veil to make sure it is flowing behind her. She does have such graceful lines and looking at her I can't imagine anyone else having such a tiny waist! The photo captured it all.September 19, 2012 11:29 pm" Jun. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Articles like this really grease the shftas of knowledge." Jul. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1949, no one else in my family was ever named Dennis (we are Irish org) There were 3 Dennis' in my grade school. I had a love hate with my name, a few close people called me Denny. I was a firefighter for 30 yrs and have found Dennis' seem to gyrate to professions that help people, fire fighters ,police, medical et.I now do cancer palliative care." Jan. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Dennis, and I love him so my association, the name too. However he HATES it, says it is an old man's name and wishes he were called something else. He also gets 'denis' which he finds horrifying lol" Aug. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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