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What does Dirke mean?

Dirke Pronunciation of Dirke [dirke] as a boys' name. The meaning of Dirke is "people's ruler". Dirke is a variant form of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric.

Associated with: ruler (king).


Dirke has 3 variants: Derk, Dirk and Dyrk.

7 more different relations via Derek: Darek, Deric, Derik, Deriq, Derrek, Deryk and Deryke.

Creative forms:
(male) Dirde, Dirne, ..

(female) Dirae, Dirde, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dirke Axl (D.A.), ..

How popular is Dirke?

Dirke is an uncommon first name for men. Dirke is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Dirke (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Darek, Derek (#210 from current records), Deric, Derik, Derk, Derrek and Dirk. Other forms, like Deryke, are uncommon. These forms of Dirke reached the peak of their popularity 25 years ago (median #1139) and are now significantly less common (#1744, 76.4%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darek, Derek, Deric, Derik, Derk in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derrek, Dirk in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dirke is pronounced similarly to Dierck and Dirck. Other recommended names are Berke, Burke, Darko, Deke, Dice, Dick, Dickie, Dicky, Dore, Drake, Dre, Drue, Duke, Dwire, Eike, Fiske, Mike, Parke, Pike, Rike, Rikke, Rorke and Yorke. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dirke.

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