Meaning and Name Origin
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 is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#7936 out of 88799, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Till and corresponding names. 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 and are now significantly less popular, with the versions Tillman, Ted, Rick and Dirk becoming less trendy. Derek (#205) and Derrick (#353) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names here. (2014 Birth Statistics)