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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. DIRK(Dutch, German)
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Meaning & History

Short form of DIEDERIK. The name was popularized in the English-speaking world by actor Dirk Bogarde (1921-1999), who had some Dutch ancestry. This is also the Scots word for a type of dagger.
VariantsDick, Diede, Ties(Dutch) Dierk(German)
Other Languages & CulturesToutorix(Ancient Celtic) Theoderich, Theodoricus, Theudoricus, Theutrich, Þiudreiks(Ancient Germanic) Thierry(French) Durk, Tiede(Frisian) Theodoric(History) Tielo(Medieval German) Tudor, Tudur(Welsh)


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