Name: Dennis

Origin and Meaning of the Name Dennis

  • Meaning:
    God of wine; mountain of Zeus
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (DAY nis); (DEN iss)
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Miscellaneous Info for Dennis

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    'Dennis the Menace' is the name of two comic strips. In America, it refers to the strip started by Hank Ketcham, with Dennis being a blond-haired mischievous five year old. In Britain, it refers to the strip in the 'Beano' comic, with Dennis being a spiky black haired, red-and-black jumper wearing boy.

    Dennis is the company name of a British bus and fire engine manufacturer.

    Dennis Potter was a dramatist, Dennis Quaid and Dennis Hopper are actors.

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