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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Ever-powerful ruler

How Popular Is The Name Dietrich

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from the Germanic personal name Tederich (Theudoricus), composed of the elements theud ‘people’, ‘race’ + rīc ‘power(ful)’, ‘rich’. This surname is common throughout central and eastern Europe, particularly in the western Slavic countries. The forename occurs in a wide variety of local forms, especially in northern Germany. It is cognate with Dutch Diederik (see Dederick).

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