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Dirk meaning and name origin
Dirk \d(i)-rk\ as a boy's name is pronounced derk. It is of Danish origin. Variant of Derek (Old German) "the people's ruler", and Dietrich. The name is also the Scottish term for a small, sharp knife. See also Dedrick. Flemish painter Dierick Bouts.
Dirk has 4 variant forms: Dierck, Dieric, Dierick and Dirck.
For more information, see also the related name Theodoric.
Baby names that sound like Dirk are Dyrk, Dirke and Derk.
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Popularity of Dirk
Dirk is a somewhat popular first name for men (#750 out of 1220) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#64544 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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