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Meaning and name origin

Dick \d(i)-ck\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Dickson, Dicky, Dix and Dixon.


Dick is a somewhat popular first name for males (#721 out of 1220, Top 59%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1388 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dick for boys. Dick reached its highest rank of #164 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dick and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Richard (#141), Rick and Dick. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dick, Richard, Rick in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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