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

The name Dieter is a boy's name of German origin. Dieter and is often added to lists like Reality TV Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "CAF Elimination Style".

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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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Dietrich Says:


I hate diminutives. Just use Dietrich.

EW314 Says:


I actually like the sound of this, but it's apparently highly unfashionable in Germany. There's even a funny skit about therapy for people with this name (in German):