What does Dietrich mean?
Dietrich /di-et-rich/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Dietrich is "people's ruler". Variant of Theodoric.
Dietrich has 1 feminine form: Didrika.Kreatif forms: Datrich, Dotrich, Dutrich. [more]
How popular is Dietrich?
Dietrich is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#2112 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Dietrich and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Dietrich (outside Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000 are Derek (#205 in 2014), Derrick (#353), Ted, Rick, Dirk and Dedrick. Usage of these boy names reached its highest during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.6457%) and is now much less (usage 0.2403%, 62.8% less), with the forms Dirk, Rick and Ted becoming less fashionable. Derek (#205) and Derrick (#353) are two of the more chic baby names in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Diedrick. Like Dietrich, this name is not frequently used.