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Dieter - Meaning of Dieter

What does Dieter mean?

Meaning of the name DieterDerekDerrickRickyDietDerickDerrekDietherDereckDelDietrichDietreichDyterDedrickDeidrykDarrickDericDidiDietrykRickDarekDirkDietrDerikDirkkDeiter

[ 2 syll. die-ter, di-et-er ] The baby boy name Dieter is pronounced as DIY-T-er †. Dieter is used chiefly in the German and English languages. It is derived from Gothic and Germanic origins. From Germanic roots, its meaning is warrior of the people - in this context, Dieter can be used in the English and German languages. It is a two-element name derived from the words 'theud' + 'heri' which mean people, race + army, warrior respectively. Diether (Germanic) is an older form of Dieter. The name was borne by Saint Theuderius (-575), who founded several monasteries in Vienne.

In addition, Dieter is a variant of the name Derek (Dutch, English, and German) in the German language.

Dieter is also a variant of the name Dietrich (German, Romanian, and English) in the German language.

Deiter, Diet, Diether (German), Dietr, and Dyter are variants of Dieter.

Didi (familiar form in English and German) is another variant of Dieter.

See also the related categories, army (warrior), gothic, and german.

Dieter is unusual as a baby boy name. It is not listed in the top 1000. Within the family of boy names directly linked to Dieter, Derek was the most frequently used in 2017.

Baby names that sound like Dieter include Deatar, Deater, Deator, Deatur, Deeter, Deetor, Deetur, Dietor, Dietr, Dietur, Daire, Dara, Darach, Daragh, Daray, Darío, Daro, Daroe, Daroh, and Darowe.

† Pronunciation for Dieter: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"


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