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What does Dietrich mean?

Dietrich Pronunciation of Dietrich [di-et-rich] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Dietrich is "people's ruler". Variant of Theodoric.

Associated with: ruler (king).


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

1 more different relation via Theodoric: Derrick.

1 feminine form: Didrika.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Dietrich Shaan (D.S.), ..

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. Demographics)

Dietrich entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #1599 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Dietrich listed in the Top 2000 are Derek (#210 in recent rankings), Derrick (#384), Dirk and Dedrick. Usage of these forms of Dietrich reached its highest during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.6%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.14%, 76.4% less), with forms such as Dirk falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dietrich, Dedrick, Derek, Derrick, Dirk in U.S.

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