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A variation of Dionysius, known in the Bible as a judge of Athens, who converted to Christianity by the apostle Paul. Perhaps best-known for "Dennis the Menace," the mischievous, blonde, comic strip character, who made his debut in 1951 in 16 newspapers in 1959. He was also the title character of a 1959 to 1963 television sitcom and a 1993 live-action film. Actor Dennis Quaid is another famous bearer. Listed among the top 100 names from 1934 to 1984. , Wild, frenzied. Also a lover of wine. From Dionysus, the mythological God of wine and drama.

Meaning Tags
Religious or Spiritual
Alternative Spellings
Famous Denniss
Dennis Haysbert (actor)
Dennis Conner (America's Cup sailor)
Dennis Franz (actor)
Dennis Rodman (basketball player)
Denis Hopper (actor
Dennis Bergkamp (Dutch soccer player)
Dennis Miller (comedian/television personality)
Sibling Name Ideas
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