- a male given name.
- a female given name: derived from Denis.
- Maurice (mɔris). 1870–1943, French painter and writer on art. One of the leading Nabis, he defined a picture as “essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order”
- Saint Denis or Saint Denys 3rd century ad, first bishop of Paris; patron saint of France. Feast day: Oct 9
fem. form of masc. proper name Dennis. Little used in U.S. before 1920s; was at its most popular (top 50) for girls born between 1951 and 1973.