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What does Dieter mean?

Dieter \di(e)-ter\ as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Dieter is "army of the people". Popular in Germany.

For more information, see also related boy names Dedrick and Theodoric.


Dieter is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#9708 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Dieter and corresponding names. The only popular alternative form of Dieter (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 is Dedrick. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3%) and have become much less widespread since. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dedrick in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dieter and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Didier and Pieter. Like Dieter, these names are not commonly used.