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Meaning & History

Short form of DIEDERIK and other names beginning with the same element, originally from Germanic theud meaning "people".
VariantsDick, Dirk, Ties
Other Languages & CulturesToutorix Ancient Celtic Theoderich, Theodoricus, Theudoricus, Theutrich, Þiudreiks Ancient Germanic Dederick, Derrick, Derek, Derick, Deryck, Dirk English Thierry French Durk, Tiede Frisian Diederich, Dietrich, Dierk, Dirk, Thilo, Till, Tillo, Tilo German Theodoric History Tielo Medieval German Tudor, Tudur Welsh
Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute