Gender: Male Pronunciation: DEE-ter Origin of Dieter: German, diminutive of Dietrich Meaning of Dietrich: German, "ruler of the people"

Dieter Origin and Meaning

The name Dieter is a boy's name of German origin.

Dieter is a classic German name that got lots of satiric exposure via Mike Myers on "Saturday Night Live" a few years back. If mispronounced, it could conceivably be read as someone on a diet.

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