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Gender: M Pronunciation: DEE-trish Meaning of Dietrich: "ruler of the people" Origin of Dietrich: German

This form of Theodoric, familiar via Marlene, is a possible German import.

Famous People Named Dietrich

Dietrich Albrecht - American soccer player
Dietrich Bonhoeffer - German pastor and martyr
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone singer
Dietrich Eckart, German politician
Dieterich Buxtehude, Danish-German composer and organist.
Dietrich von Hildebrand, German Catholic philosopher and theologian
Wilhelm Dietrich von Buddenbrock, Prussian field marshal and cavalry leader

Pop Culture References for the Name Dietrich

Gordon Deitrich, character in film "V for Vendetta"
Diedrich Knickerbocker, the fictional 'author' of Washington Irving's History of New York (1809)
Diedrich Hoffendahl, revolutionary in The Princess Casamassima (1866) by Henry James
Dietrich Mannheim, character on TV's "Psych"

Dedrick, Deke, Derek, Dirk

Dietrich's International Variations

Tiede, Diederick, Diderick (Dutch)

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