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Gender: Male Meaning of Dick: "dominant ruler" Origin of Dick: Diminutive of Richard

The name Dick is a boy's name of German origin meaning "dominant ruler". Dick and is often added to lists like Crazy Nicknames for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset Makeover Game! Boys".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Dick

Richard Milhous "Dick" Nixon, 37th President of the U.S.
Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney, former U.S. Vice President
Richard Remick "Dick" Smothers, American comedian
Richard Alva "Dick" Cavett, American talk show host
Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke, American actor
Richard Augustus Wagstaff "Dick" Clark, American TV presenter
Richard Benjamin "Dick" Haymes, Argentine actor and singer
Dick Dale (born Richard Anthony Monsour), American surf-rock guitarist
Richard Morrow "Dick" Groat, American baseball and basketball player
Richard Alan "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster
Dick Stockton (born Richard Edward Stokvis), American sportscaster
Richard Ewing "Dick" Powell, American actor
Richard "Dick" McCourt, British comedian and presenter
Richard Anthony "Dick" Allen, American baseball player
James Dickinson "Dick" Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player
Richard "Dick" Turpin, English highwayman
Richard "Dick" Winters, WW2 hero, watch Band of Brothers!

Pop Culture References for the name Dick

Dick Diver, main character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Tender is the Night"
Dick Daring, character on TV's "The Replacements"
Dick Casablancas, character on TV's "Veronica Mars"
Dick Solomon, character on TV's "3rd Rock from the Sun"
Dick Grayson, aka Robin, Batman's sidekick
Dick Ryan, character in G. A. Henty's, With Moore at Corunna, and, Under Wellington's Command
Detective Dick Gumshoe, character in video game 'Ace Attorney'
Dick, character in "The Famous Five" by Enid Blyton
Dick's, American sporting goods chain
Dick Halloran in The Shining
Dick Holland, main character in G. A. Henty's, The Tiger of Mysore
Dick Roman, character on the TV show "Supernatural"