Gender Masculine
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. DEE-tu  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "warrior of the people", derived from the Old German elements theod meaning "people" (Old High German diota, Old Frankish þeoda) and heri meaning "army". This name is also used as a short form of Dietrich.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesDiederik, Dick, Diederick, Dirk, Ties(Dutch) Dederick, Derrick, Derek, Derick, Deryck, Dirk(English) Tiidrik, Tiit(Estonian) Thierry(French) Durk(Frisian) Theoderich, Theudhar(Germanic) Theodoric, Theodoricus, Þiudareiks, Theudoricus(Gothic) Dirk(Low German) Tielo(Medieval German) Þeudōrīks(Old Germanic)
Surname DescendantDieter(German)


People think this name is

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Name Days

Austria: October 30


Entry updated December 7, 2022