Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. DIRK(Dutch, German)

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.

Related Names

VariantsDick, Diede, Ties(Dutch) Dierk(German)
Other Languages & CulturesTheoderich, Theodoricus, Theudoricus, Theutrich, Þiudreiks(Ancient Germanic) Tiidrik, Tiit(Estonian) Thierry(French) Durk, Tiede(Frisian) Theodoric(History) Tielo(Medieval German)
Surname DescendantsDircks, Dircksens, Dirckx, Dirix, Dirks, Dirkse, Dirksen, Dirkx, Dirchs(Dutch) Derichs, Dirks, Dirksen(German)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017