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Word/nameLatin (Dominicus)
Other names
Related namesDominicus, Domingo, Dominique, Dominykas, Dominika, Dominica
A common Roman Catholic name given to a male child born on a Sunday

Dominic is a name common among Roman Catholics and other Latin-Romans as a boys name. Originally from the late Roman-Italic name "Dominicus", its translation means "Lordly", "Belonging to God" or "of the Master". Variations include: Dominicus (Latin rendition), Dominik, Dominick, Domenic, Domenico (Italian), Domanic, Dominiq, Domonic, Domingo (Spanish), Dominykas (Lithuanian), Domingos (Portuguese), Dominggus; and the feminine forms Dominica, Dominika, Domenica, Dominga, Domingas; as well as the unisex French origin Dominique.[1]

The most prominent Roman Catholic with the name, Saint Dominic, founded the Order of Preachers, also known as Dominican friars. Saint Dominic himself was named after Saint Dominic of Silos. The name, meaning lord, is sometimes used to reference Sunday (the Lord's day). Domingo means “Sunday” in Spanish.

Dominic (or variations of it) may refer to:



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  • Andrew Dominik (born 1967), Australian film-maker best known for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Don Ameche (Dominic Felix Amici, 1908–1993), Academy Award-winning American actor
  • Dom DeLuise (Dominick DeLuise, 1933–2009), American actor, comedian, film director, television producer, chef, and author
  • Dominic Coleman (born 1970), British actor
  • Dominic Cooper (born 1978), British-born actor who has appeared in The History Boys and The Duchess
  • Dominic Monaghan (born 1976), English actor best known as Charlie of Lost and Merry from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy
  • Dominic Ochoa (born 1974), Filipino actor
  • Dominic Purcell (born 1970), British-born Australian actor who now lives in the United States
  • Dominic Sena (born 1949), American film director
  • Dominic West (born 1969), English actor who has appeared in Chicago, The Wire and 300
  • Dominic Wood (born 1978), English entertainer, magician and presenter best known as one half of the double act Dick and Dom
  • Dominic Zamprogna (born 1979), Canadian-born actor known for his role on the American soap opera General Hospital
  • Dominik Diamond (born 1969), Scottish broadcaster, writer, radio presenter and former host of GamesMaster
  • Dominik Moll (born 1962), French director and screenwriter
  • Dominique Horwitz (born 1957), German actor


  • Dominic Thomas, UCLA professor, author of books on francophone African literature
  • Dominik Smole (1929–1992), Slovenian writer and playwright
  • Hans Dominik (1872–1945), German science fiction writer





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