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Gender: Male Origin of Diesel: German, from a pet form of Mathias

The name Diesel is a boy's name . Diesel and is often added to lists like Badass Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop one with middles ... BOYS :)".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Diesel

Diesel Dean Daigle (b. 2011), son of athletes Jennie Finch and Casey Daigle
Vin Diesel, American actor
Rudolph Diesel, creator of the diesel engine

Pop Culture References for the name Diesel

Diesel, character in the "Lizzy and Diesel" series by Janet Evanovich
Diesel, character in Freeform's "Recovery Road"
Diesel, character in the musical "West Side Story"
Diesel, retail clothing company


Poppet93 Says:


Oh yeah that'd be magic meeting that child in playgroup "hey diesel! Have you met my children petrol and unleaded?"

Poppet93 Says:


Good for a dog's name but it is totally a very redneck name for a kid

Hailey Says:


This is my 3 month old black lab's name. X-D

babymagic Says:


Great for a pitbull.

lesliemarion Says:


I'm choked by its fumes and its tackiness.

mabespark Says:


All I can think of is gasoline when I look at this.