Gender: Male Origin of Dirk: Flemish and Dutch, contracted form of Derek Meaning of Derek: English from German form of THEODORIC, "the people's ruler"

Dirk Origin and Meaning

The name Dirk is a boy's name of Dutch, Flemish origin.

A perennial classic in the Netherlands, short-and-sweet Dirk is starting to feel like a fresher alternative to cousin Derek.

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Pop Culture References for the name Dirk

Dierich, Dieric, Dierk, Dierck


violetisvalid Says:


Why's everyone so mean, I love this name

tencolorpen Says:


*homestuck reference*

kertheshe Says:


One of my most hated names. Great name for an unwanted baby!

lesliemarion Says:


I think Dirk and Kirk must be two of my warped and guilty name secrets! Dirk reminds me of a Scottish knife men carry on or around their kilts and Kirk reminds me of the Scottish word for church as well as Captain Kirk who I long ago found sexy despite his ego the size of Cleveland.

DearestJules Says:


It also sounds like you're saying Derek really fast.

DearestJules Says:


Cross between dirt and d*ck, excuse my language.

Guest Says:


never seemed to hurt the great Dirk Nowitzki.

servals_ Says:


rhymes with jerk