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The Graeco-Roman name Dionysius, deriving from the name of the Thracian god Dionysus, was exceedingly common, and many ancient people, famous and otherwise, bore it. It remains a common name today in the form Dennis (Denys, Denis, Denise). The modern Greek form of the name is Dionysios or Dionysis. The Spanish form of the name is Dionisio. The Italian form of the name is Dionigi.


People named Dionysius

Among the persons known by the name Dionysius, or using the French version Denis, some of the more famous were:

Ancient Greece and Rome

Christian saints, monks and bishops


See also