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Boy Name: Dick

Name: Dick
Pronunciation: \d(i)-ck\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: ten
Origin: German
Sounds Like: Dack, Dicky
Variant forms: Dickson, Dix, Dixon
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 721
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1388


Dick \d(i)-ck\ as a boy's name is pronounced dik. It is of English origin. A rhyming nickname from medieval times. Richard (Old German) "dominant ruler", was shortened to Rick, then rhymed to Dick, and variants like Dickson and Dix (which is also the French word meaning "ten") followed. Figure skater Dick Button.

Dick has 3 variant forms: Dickson, Dix and Dixon.

Baby names that sound like Dick are Dack and Dicky.

View a list of the 9 names that reference Dick.


Dick is a somewhat popular first name for men (#721 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1388 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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