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What does Till mean?

Till \t(i)-ll\ as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Till is "people's ruler". Variant of Theodoric. The German legends about Till Eulenspiegel were the inspiration for a tone poem by Richard Strauss.


Till has 3 variants: Thilo, Tillman and Tilmann.

Till has 12 more different forms via Theodoric: Derek, Derrick, Dieter, Dietrich, Dirck, Dirk, Rick, Ted, Teodorico, Thedric, Thedrick and Theodric.


Till is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#7368 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Derek (#205 in 2014), Derrick (#353), Tillman, Ted, Dirk and Rick are the prominent varying forms of Till (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.6413%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.2403%, down 62.5%), with the versions Rick, Dirk, Ted and Tillman becoming less trendy. Derek (#205) and Derrick (#353) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names here. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Till and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Derek, Derrick, Dirk, Rick, Ted, Tillman in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Till is alike in pronunciation to Tahl and Tal. Other suggested similar baby names are Bill, Gill, Hill, Sill, Teilo, Tully and Will. These names tend to be more frequently used than Till.