Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Dominica f. Latin dominica 'of the Lord'.

The name was originally given to children born on Sunday, dies dominica. Later, it was also used as a feminine of Dominic, in honor of the important saint by that name.

France
Latin
814 Dominica (nom) StVdM-II B1; c823 Dominica (nom) irminon-vol2 38, Palatiolum; 1032x1064 Dominica (abl) LDS LV
Germany
Latin
1394 Minige (gen) SMM p. 191
Italy
Latin
961 domeneca (abl) CDC-II CCXII; 1265x1339 Dominica (nom) BBC-Berg 457; 1527 Dominica (nom) Rome1527 p. 87
1522x1532 Meneca (nom) DSF p. 59, 43, Menechella (nom) ibid. p. 51, 11, Minichella (nom) ibid. p. 52, 31; 1527 Menica (nom) Rome1527 p. 89
Italian
1513x1521 Menecha LeoX p. 33, Menicha ibid. p. 28
Spain
Latin
1276 dominice (gen) CDGH XLVI; 1491 Domenega (nom) carbonell-I p. 61
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Dominica". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Dominica.