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Meaning and Name Origin

Dick \d(i)-ck\ as a boys' name is pronounced dik. It is of English origin. A rhyming nickname from medieval times. Richard (Old German) "dominant ruler", 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.


Dick has 4 variants: Dickson, Dicky, Dix and Dixon.

Dick has 38 more related forms via Richard, Rick: Dickie, Raechard, Ric, Ricard, Ricardo, Riccardo, Ricci, Ricco, Rich, Richardo, Richart, Richerd, Richie, Rick, Rickard, Rickert, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rico, Rik, Rikard, Riki, Rikk, Rikke, Rikki, Rikky, Riocard, Rique, Ritchard, Ritcherd, Ritchie, Ritchy, Ritchyrd, Ritshard, Ritsherd and Ryszard.


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 (#1388 out of 88799, Top 2%). (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 Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dick name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dick outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dick and related names. Popular related forms of Dick ranked in the Top 1000 are Richard (#141 the previous year), Ricardo (#256), Ricky (#519), Ricki, Rickie, Rico, Ritchie, Rickey, Rick, Dickie, Rich, Richie and Rickard. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1950-1959 and have become significantly less popular since, with forms like Rickie, Rico, Ritchie, Rickey and Rick falling out of fashion. Ricardo (#256) and Ricky (#519) are two of the more chic names for newborns in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dick, Dickie, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Richie, Rick, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ricky, Rico, Ritchie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Richard, Rickard outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dick is pronounced similarly to Dack. Other suggested similar baby names are Dace, Dacy, Daicy, Dice, Dirck, Dirk, Dyce, Mick, Nick, Vick and Wick. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dick.