Meaning & History
Welsh form of the old Celtic name Teutorigos
, meaning "ruler of the people" (cognate
). As a surname it was borne by five monarchs of England beginning with Henry VII in the 15th century.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Teutorigos (Ancient Celtic), Theoderich, Theodoricus, Theudoricus, Þeutrich, Þiudreiks (Ancient Germanic), Diederik, Dick, Diede, Diederick, Dirk, Ties (Dutch), Dederick, Derrick, Dirk (English), Thierry (French), Diederich, Dietrich, Dierk, Dirk, Thilo, Till, Tillo, Tilo (German), Theodoric (History), Tielo (Medieval German) |