Dominic \d(o)-mi-nic\ as a boy's name is pronounced DAH-ma-nik. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Dominic is "lord". Saint Dominic was the founder of an important monastic order. Appropriate for a child born on Sunday, "the Lord's day".. The French spelling of Dominique is also used for girls. Opera celebrity Placido Domingo; basketball player Dominique Wilkins; hockey player Dominik Hasek.