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So Dieter means "warrior of the people". What is with German names being about wars and violence?
hana  1/27/2006
That's because these names are very old. Over 2000 years ago, war and violence was part of life in the regions these names come from. If you weren't successful in war, you died sooner or later. It is one reason for old German names becoming more and more unpopular in Germany.
JHK  9/2/2006
There is a kid named Dieter on Laguna Beach.
dani_08  3/5/2006
Deet-ur, is how I've always pronounced it, and I am slightly peeved by people who keep making referance to a person on a diet.
Little-Beeps  4/18/2006
There was a character on SNL named Dieter. He was played by Mike Myers, who hosted the German television show "Sprockets."
Tudor  6/14/2006
Pronounced DEE-tur. [noted -ed]
Becoming less popular in Germany.
JHK  9/2/2006
I heard this name before I ever saw it written down, and always thought it would be spelt "Deiter". If I use the name for a son I'll probably spell it like that. I just really like the way it sounds.
torioso  10/18/2007
If you spelt it like "Deiter" then it would be pronounced DIE-ter.
― Anonymous User  7/7/2008
To put it in a simple way, I love this name. The way it sounds, the combo of the syllables, even the meaning of the name is fitting. It's a good, strong name that doesn't have the curse of 'sounding funny' or being terribly common. If I ever have children and one is a boy, this would be in my top three names.
Kat-Reverie  12/12/2007
A president emeritus of my university spelled his name Diether.
penguiny7  9/6/2008
I don't know why, but Dieter instantly makes me think of a boy, probably under fifteen. While I can imagine a full-grown man with the name Dieter, I can't really imagine a Grandpa Dieter. I love this name though.
Lady Seashell  10/16/2008
I laughed a little when I saw this name. I'm not too fond of how it sounds, either. Sorry.
Kerules  4/1/2009
Listen to the German pronunciation of Dieter here:
_satu_  5/11/2009
In the old show Pepper Ann (on Disney's One Saturday Morning), there's a minor reccuring character named Dieter.
LittleMissWeekender  1/17/2010
I like the sound of the name, but many people will interpret the name as referring to someone who goes on a diet.
Athena Nike  4/4/2010
Dieter Brummer is an Australian actor of German descent, probably best known for his roles on the television soap operas Home and Away and Neighbours.
― Anonymous User  5/24/2014
Ah... Now this is a name that ages well. I can picture a toddler Dieter just as easily as a middle-aged Dieter and an elderly Dieter.
ThatOneAuthorGirl  3/29/2017

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