German, from a pet form of Mathias

Diesel Origin and Meaning

The name Diesel is a boy's name .

Diesel, which you can think of as a word name for the fuel or as a German surname that derives from a pet form of Matthew or Mathias, is a new entry to the American name lexicon thanks to celebrities Jennie Finch and Casey Daigle, who chose it for their son, baby brother of Ace. Diesel might also be thought of as one of the neo-macho names, joining such bros as Harley, Ranger, and Breaker.

# 1546 on Nameberry

Diesel Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Diesel Popularity

Famous People Named Diesel

  • Diesel Dean Daigle (b. 2011)son of athletes Jennie Finch and Casey Daigle
  • Vin DieselAmerican actor
  • Rudolph Dieselcreator of the diesel engine

Diesel in Pop Culture

  • Dieselcharacter in the "Lizzy and Diesel" series by Janet Evanovich
  • Dieselcharacter in Freeform's "Recovery Road"
  • Dieselcharacter in the musical "West Side Story"
  • Dieselretail clothing company