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Dirk Meaning


What does Dirk mean?

The name Dirk is of German origin.

The meaning of Dirk is "power of the tribe, ruler of the people".

It is also of Dutch and English origin, where its meaning is "peaceful ruler".

Dirk is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Dirk.

The Given Name Dirk

Dirk is a diminutive of Diederick. See Diederick for further details.

Dirk is good for parents who want a name that is bold and simple.

A name fit for a child full of brilliance and distinction, a little seeker.

Wrap it up and take it home, Dirk may just be the name you're looking for.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Dirk Cresswell, Dirk Jan de Geer, and Dirk Kuijt.

Dirk Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 4,196 in baby name popularity for boys with 24 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 4,097 in baby name popularity for boys with 25 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Dirk Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Dirk has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Dirk to other names.

Dirk Related Names

Dirk is a diminutive of Diederick.

Variants of the name Dirk include Dierk.

Famous Dirks

  • Dirk Cresswell ~ Harry Potter character
  • Dirk Jan de Geer ~ Dutch Prime Minister (1926-1929; 1939-1940)
  • Dirk Kuijt ~ Soccer Player

Dirk Numerology

What will your new littleDirk be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Dirk are often pleasing and agreeable but most of all they are read more >>

Dirk Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Dirk in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Dirk.

Just for fun, see the name Dirk in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Dirk in Nautical Flags page.