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Meaning and Name Origin

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 on this name, 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 (#10925 out of 88799, Top 12%). (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. This boy name was at the peak of its popularity during 1970-1979 and has 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.