PRONOUNCED: DIRK (Dutch), DEERK (German), DURK (English) [key]
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.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Teutorigos (Ancient Celtic), Theoderich, Theodoricus, Theudoricus, Theutrich, Þiudreiks (Ancient Germanic), Thierry (French), Tiede (Frisian), Theodoric (History), Tielo (Medieval German), Tudor, Tudur (Welsh)
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