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Name Dirk

Meaning:ruler of the peopleTools:

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About the name Dirk in particular

Languages of use:German, Dutch, Low German
Is short form of:Dietrich
US 2021 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Birk, Derk, Dick, Dierk, Kirk     Details
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About Dietrich, the group of names with the same origin as Dirk

Meaning/translation:ruler of the people
Language of origin:Old High German
Info about origin:old Germanic two-element name, with the meaning ruler of the people
 this name corresponds with the Gothic name Theoderic
Words:diot = the people  Old High German
 rihhi = rich, powerful, the power, the ruler  Old High German
Topics:Two-element name
Variants' top ranks:14:Derek England+Wales 1934,  17:Dirk Belgium 2013,  74:Derrick England+Wales 1924,  82:Derick Brazil 2020,  136:Didrik Norway 2017,  885:Derik USA 1990-1999,  958:Dereck USA 1993,  972:Darrick USA 1994
Somehow related to:Dieter, Theoderich, Thilo, Till
Name variants:Darek, Darrick, Dereck, Derek, Derick, Derik, Derk, Derrick, Didrik, Dierk, Dietreich, Dietrich, Dirk, Doerk, Thade, Tjark, Tjarko   Sortable list   Details

Popularity lists that contain the name Dirk

Belgium prevalence 2013 17
Germany prevalence 2005 64