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Another spelling of this name is Detlev.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2005
My uncle who bears this name (he spells it "Detlev") said it means something like "son of the people" or "servant of the people".
Paganqueen  10/1/2005
This name is quite unpopular in Germany.
JHK  9/2/2006
Pronounced DET-lef. [noted -ed]
mafiosa  8/6/2009
I agree with paganqueen that the meaning of the name Detlef is "son of the people". The Germanic word "laiba" means "son".
The other person who stated that the name Detlef is quite unpopular in Germany should realise that this has come about only in recent years, when someone had the brilliant idea of using the name as a label for homosexual males. In former times the name was quite respectable.
DetlefS  11/2/2010
Major villain from the evil land-beyond-time, Norsunder, in Sherwood Smith's Sartorias-deles universe. Spelled Detlef in novels taking place in the past, but Detlev in novels taking place in the modern era. He's also sometimes called Ramis.
― Anonymous User  10/25/2014
"Detlef" was quite a popular name in the 30's and 40's and less so after the occupation of Germany after WW2. Out with the old and in with the new.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2017

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