Skip to main content

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).

Subscribe to Family Education

Your partner in parenting from baby name inspiration to college planning.

Subscribe