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Word/nameLatin (Dominicus)
MeaningOf Our Lords
Other names
Related namesDominicus, Domingo, Dominick, Dominique, Dominik
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, Domonic, Domingo (Spanish), Domingos, 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).

Dominic (or variations of it) may refer to:



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





  • Domenico Crivelli (1793/1796-1856), English opera singer and singing teacher
  • Domenico Modugno (1928–1994), Grammy Award-winning Italian singer and songwriter
  • Domenico Monardo (1939), American record producer and musician, best known for disco version of Star Wars theme
  • Domenico Reina (1796–1843), Swiss bel canto tenor
  • Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer
  • Dominic Behan (born 1928), Irish songwriter
  • Dominic Cifarelli (born 1979), Canadian guitarist for The Chronicles of Israfel (formerly of Pulse Ultra)
  • Dominic Frontiere (born 1931), American composer, arranger, and jazz accordionist
  • Dominic Howard (born 1977), drummer for Muse
  • Dominic Masters, lead singer of The Others (band)
  • Dominic Miller (born 1960), Argentinian-born English guitarist
  • Dominic Salole (born 1974), Somali-Canadian musician professionally known as Mocky
  • Dominick Costa (1925–1983), American pop music arranger and record producer
  • Dominick DiCara (born 1960), American Singer, Guitarist, Composer
  • Dominic Thomas (born 1998), Somali-Canadian musician professionally known as Uniquegodx


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