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DENIS

From Denys or Denis, the medieval French forms of DIONYSIUS. Saint Denis was a 3rd-century missionary to Gaul and the first bishop of Paris. He was martyred by decapitation, after which legend says he picked up his own severed head and walked for a distance while preaching a sermon. He is credited with converting the Gauls to Christianity and is considered the patron saint of France.This name was common in France during the Middle Ages, and it was imported by the Normans to England. It is now regularly spelled Dennis in the English-speaking world. A notable bearer was the French philosopher Denis Diderot (1713-1784).


Usage: Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene
Short Forms: DEN, DENNY
Variants: DENNIS, DIONISIE, DIONÝZ
Feminine Forms: DENICE, DENISA, DENISE
Name day:
October 9th: France
Famous People: Denis Diderotwiki (Writer, 1713, France), Denis Sassou Nguessowiki (Politician, 1943, Congo), Denis Papinwiki (Inventor, 1647, France), Siméon Denis Poissonwiki (Mathematician, 1781, France), Denis Lawwiki (Soccer Player, 1940, United Kingdom), Denis of Portugalwiki (Writer, 1261, Portugal)
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