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Meaning and name origin

Dietrich \di(e)-tri-ch, diet-rich\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Dietrich is "people's ruler". Variant of Theodoric.

Dietrich has 5 variant forms: Dedrick, Derek, Deke, Diederick and Dirk.

There is 1 feminine form of Dietrich: Didrika.


Dietrich is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2314 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dietrich and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Derek (#205), Dirk and Dedrick. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Derek, Dirk, Dedrick in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Diedrick. Like Dietrich, this name is not commonly used.