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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"

The name Dirk is a boy's name of Dutch, Flemish origin. Dirk and is often added to lists like Names from Harry Potter and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby Name SCRABBLE".

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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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Famous People Named Dirk

Dirk Werner Nowitzki, German pro basketball player
Dirk Been, American reality TV personality on "Survivor"
Dirk Bogarde (born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde), English actor
Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer
Dirk Arthur Kempthorne, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Dirk Maggs, British radio producer, director and writer
Dirk Fock, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Pop Culture References for the name Dirk

Dirk Strider, character in the web comic "Homestuck"
Dirk Valentine, character in the Nancy Drew video game, "Secret of Shadow Ranch"
Dirk Diggler, porn star character in the movie "Boogie Nights"
Dirk Calloway, character in the movie "Rushmore"
Dirk Pitt, character in a series of novels by Clive Cussler
Dirk Mann, character in Disney Channel's "Bizaardvark"
Dirk Gently, delightfully quirky character from Douglas Adams books and TV show Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Dirk Garthwaite aka The Wrecker, character in Marvel's Thor comics
Dirk, character in the Mercedes Lackey fantasy series, "Arrows"

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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