The name Dominic ranked 95th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 374th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name first made its appearance on state popularity lists of the 1990s, and has been trending upward in usage ever since.
St. Dominic (died 1221)
Spanish religious leader.
Founded the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans) in 1216 (see list of Religious Leaders)