Meaning & History
, a Low German diminutive
of names that began with Diet
(for example DIETRICH
), from the Germanic element theud
meaning "people". Saint
Tillo was a 7th-century man of Saxony who was kidnapped and brought to the Low Countries by raiders. After his release he became a Benedictine monk and did missionary work in France.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Teutorigos (Ancient Celtic), Theoderich, Theodoricus, Theudoricus, Theutrich, Þiudreiks (Ancient Germanic), Diederik, Tijmen, Dick, Diede, Diederick, Dirk, Ties (Dutch), Dederick, Derrick, Dirk (English), Thierry (French), Tiede (Frisian), Theodoric (History), Tielo (Medieval German), Tudor, Tudur (Welsh) |