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Meaning and Name Origin

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


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

Dietrich has 9 more different forms via Theodoric: Derrick, Dieter, Dirck, Rick, Ted, Teodorico, Thedric, Thedrick and Theodric.

Dietrich has 1 feminine form: Didrika.


Dietrich is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname 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 affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Dietrich (#unlisted) 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 and is now much less, with the forms Ted, Rick and Dirk becoming less fashionable. Derek (#205) and Derrick (#353) are two of the more chic baby names in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dedrick, Derek, Derrick, Dirk, Rick, Ted 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 frequently used.