Diminutive of Richard
"dominant ruler"

Dick Origin and Meaning

The name Dick is a boy's name of German origin meaning "dominant ruler".

Dick was a once-common short form of Richard; replaced by Rick or Richie, and finally by the full name itself. Rude meaning -- make that two rude meanings -- pretty much knocks this one out of consideration.

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Dick Rank in US Top 1000

# 962 on Nameberry

Dick Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Dick Popularity

Famous People Named Dick

  • Richard Milhous "Dick" Nixon37th President of the U.S.
  • Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheneyformer U.S. Vice President
  • Richard Remick "Dick" SmothersAmerican comedian
  • Richard Alva "Dick" CavettAmerican talk show host
  • Richard Wayne "Dick" Van DykeAmerican actor
  • Richard Augustus Wagstaff "Dick" ClarkAmerican TV presenter
  • Richard Benjamin "Dick" HaymesArgentine actor and singer
  • Richard Claxton "Dick" GregoryAmerican comedian
  • Richard "Dick" WhittingtonEnglish merchant and Lord Mayor of London
  • Dick Dale (born Richard Anthony Monsour)American surf,rock guitarist
  • Richard Morrow "Dick" GroatAmerican baseball and basketball player
  • Richard Alan "Dick" EnbergAmerican sportscaster
  • Dick Stockton (born Richard Edward Stokvis)American sportscaster
  • Richard Ewing "Dick" PowellAmerican actor
  • Richard "Dick" McCourtBritish comedian and presenter
  • Richard Anthony "Dick" AllenAmerican baseball player
  • James Dickinson "Dick" IrvinCanadian ice hockey player
  • Richard "Dick" TurpinEnglish highwayman
  • Richard "Dick" WintersWW2 hero, watch Band of Brothers!
  • Richard Anthony "Dick" WolfAmerican television producer

Dick in Pop Culture

  • Dick Divermain character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Tender is the Night"
  • Richard John "Dick" Graysonaka Robin, Batman's sidekick
  • "Dick Tracy" comic strip and its main character
  • Dick Daringcharacter on TV's "The Replacements"
  • Dick Casablancascharacter on TV's "Veronica Mars"
  • Dick Solomoncharacter on TV's "3rd Rock from the Sun"
  • Dick Hallorancharacter in book/film The Shining
  • Dick Hollandmain character in G. A. Henty's, The Tiger of Mysore
  • Dick Romancharacter on the TV show "Supernatural"
  • Dick Ryancharacter in G. A. Henty's, With Moore at Corunna, and, Under Wellington's Command
  • Dick Gumshoecharacter in video game 'Ace Attorney'
  • Dickcharacter in "The Famous Five" by Enid Blyton
  • Dick'sAmerican sporting goods chain