What does Till mean?
Till /till/ [1 syll.] 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.
How popular is Till?
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%, ▼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)