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Name Dominique - Meaning and origin


Origin of first name:

French, Latin

Meaning of the name:

Latin dominicus, "which belongs to the Lord".
In France Dominique is a mixed first name, but the female version only appeared in the 19th century and never equaled its male counterpart. St. Dominic was one of the creators of the Inquisition and founded the Dominican Order. Dominique was also the first name given to children baptized on Sundays.
Dominica is celebrated on August 8th.
Its derivatives: Domingo, Dominga, Domenico, Mingo.

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