Dominic

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Dominic
Gender Mostly Male, Some Female
Origin
Word/name Latin (Dominicus)
Meaning Of the Lord
Other names
Related names Dominicus, Domingo, Dominick, Dominique
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-Roman as a girls name. Originally from the late Roman-Italic name "Dominicus" its translation means "Of Our Lord", "Lordly", "Belonging to God" or "of the Master". Variations include: Dominicus, Dominik, Dominick, Domenic (Italian rendition), Domenico, Domanic, Domonic, Domingo, Domingos; the feminine forms Dominika, Dominica, Domenica, Dominga, Domingas; and the French unisex form Dominique.

Saint Dominic founded a well-known order of monks. The name, meaning Lord, is sometimes used to reference Sunday (the Lord's day). The feminine variation of Dominique (French) is used as a unisex name.[1]

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  • Andrew Dominik (born 1967), Australian film-maker best known for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Dominic "Don" Ameche, Academy Award winning American actor
  • Dominic Coleman, 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
  • Dominik Moll, French director and screenwriter
  • 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
  • Dominik Diamond, Scottish broadcaster, writer, radio presenter and former host of GamesMaster
  • Dominic Zamprogna, Canadian-born actor known for his role on the American soap opera General Hospital.

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