What does Dieter mean?
Dieter /di-eter/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Dieter is "army of the people". Popular in Germany.
VariationsKreatif forms: Diedar, Dietri, Diter. [more]
How popular is Dieter?
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 (not ranked) listed in the Top 1000 is Dedrick. This boy name was at the peak of its popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3%) and has become much less widespread since. (2014 Birth Statistics)