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What does Theodoric mean?

Theodoric Pronunciation of Theodoric as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Theodoric is "people's ruler". The original form of Dietrich, Derek and Dirk.


ASSOCIATED WITH ruler (king)


VARIANTS Derek, Derrick, Dieter, Dietrich, Dirck, Dirk, Rick, Ted, Teodorico, Thedric, Thedrick, Theodric

SEE ALSO Dedrick, Terry, Thierry, Till



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How popular is Theodoric?

Theodoric is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Theodoric is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Theodoric (NOT RANKED) are Derek (#257 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Derrick (#475), Terry (#757), Rick (#1872), Dedrick, Dieter, Dietrich, Dirk and Ted. These forms of Theodoric reached the height of their popularity 68 years ago (MEDIAN #821) and are now much less popular (#1484, 86.8%), with versions like Derek falling out of fashion. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dirk, Rick, Ted, Terry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Broderic (see Broderick), Brodric (see Broderick), Cedric, Chadric, Dedric, Frederic, Fredric, Godric, Kedric, Kendric, Meldric, Rhodric, Roddric (see Roderick), Roderic, Rodric, Sedric, Teador, Tedor, Tedric, Tedrick, Teodoor, Teodor, Teodoro, Theodon, Theodor, Theodore, Theodorus, Theodosios, Theodosius, Thorin and Todor. These names tend to be more commonly used than Theodoric.

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