What does Dick mean?
Dick /dick/ as a boys' name is pronounced dik. It is of English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Dick is "powerful leader".
A rhyming nickname from medieval times. Richard was shortened to Rick, then rhymed to Dick, and variants like Dickson and Dix (which is also the French word meaning "ten") followed. Figure skater Dick Button.
How popular is Dick?
Dick is a somewhat popular first name for males (#721 out of 1220, Top 59%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#1492 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Dick for boys. Dick reached its highest rank of #164 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Popular related forms of Dick are Richard (#141 from current records), Ricky (#519), Rickie, Rico, Ricki, Rick, Dickie, Rich and Rickey. These relations of Dick were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.55%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 0.13%, 75.7% less), with forms like Dick, Rickey, Rich, Dickie and Rico falling out of fashion. Ricky is the most chic name for newborns in this compilation. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dick and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Dick▼ is pronounced similarly to Dack, Deke and Duke▲. Other suggested similar baby names are Dace, Dacey, Dacio, Dacy, Daeg, Dag, Dago, Daicey, Daicy, Dax▲, Decio, Des, Desi, Deus, Dex, Dexy, Dezi, Dice, Diego▲, Diogo, Dirck, Dirk▼, Doug▼, Dyce, Mick, Nick▼, Vick and Wick. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dick.