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Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. Nis(Latin American Spanish)  [key]
Other Forms FormsDéniz, Dénis, De Niz, Denis, Deniz, De Nice, Nis

Meaning & History

Derived from the city of Nice in France, usually a surname given to someone without paternal recognition in that city.

The Spanish variation of this surname often exchanges the -ce with -z. This might be because hispanic surnames usually end with the letter Z.

Often accompanied by De- at the beginning of the name, which means "of" or "from" in Spanish and Portuguese.

Most common in Hispanic countries, Portuguese-speaking countries and Turkey.
Added 5/19/2023 by anonymous