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What does Dieter mean?

Dieter Pronunciation of Dieter as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Dieter is "army of the people". Popular in Germany. Also form of Dedrick. Also form of Theodoric.


ASSOCIATED WITH army (warrior), popular (famous)




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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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Dieter entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest rank of #1522 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dieter name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

The only other popular alternative form of Dieter listed in the Top 2000 is Dedrick. These forms of Dieter were popular with parents during the years 1970-1979 (AVERAGE #1399).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dieter, Dedrick in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Ailmer (see Aylmer), Ameer, Baxter, Beemer, Brewer, Buster, Carter, Caster, Chester, Colter, Coster, Dantel, Decker, Deen, Deke, Dekel, Deker, Dekker, Delmer, Derek, Detlef (see Detleff), Detlev, Dexter, Dice, Didier, Diego, Dierck, Dieric (see Dirk), Diggery, Dirke, Dizier (see Desiderio), Dover, Draper, Dwyer, Eizer, Emeer, Fisher, Foster, Gilmer, Greer, Guenter, Heber, Heder, Jaeger, Keder, Kiefer, Kieffer, Kiefner, Loeber, Meyer, Minster, Nester, Peder, Peer, Peter, Pieter, Piper, Porter, Potter, Ridder, Rider, Ritter, Seeger, Silver, Slater, Speer, Teger, Tiger, Trever, Valter, Walter, Weber, Wilder, Winter and Wister. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dieter.

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