"ruler of the people"

Dietrich Origin and Meaning

The name Dietrich is a boy's name of German origin meaning "ruler of the people".

This form of Theodoric, familiar via Marlene, is a possible German import. It is an Anglicized ancestor of Derek and all its variations. A noted bearer was acclaimed classical German baritone and conductor Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and there have been Dietrichs in Henry James's The Princess Casamassima,/em and more recently on the TV show Psych.

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Famous People Named Dietrich

  • Dietrich AlbrechtAmerican soccer player
  • Dietrich BonhoefferGerman pastor and martyr
  • Dietrich FischerDieskau, German baritone singer
  • Dietrich EckartGerman politician
  • Dieterich BuxtehudeDanish,German composer and organist.
  • Dietrich von HildebrandGerman Catholic philosopher and theologian
  • Wilhelm Dietrich von BuddenbrockPrussian field marshal and cavalry leader

Dietrich in Pop Culture

  • Gordon Deitrichcharacter in film "V for Vendetta"
  • Diedrich Knickerbockerthe fictional 'author' of Washington Irving's History of New York (1809)
  • Diedrich Hoffendahlrevolutionary in The Princess Casamassima (1866) by Henry James
  • Dietrich Mannheimcharacter on TV's "Psych"
  • Diedrichfemale character in manga/anime "Claymore"