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Boy Name: Dirk

Name: Dirk
Pronunciation: \d(i)-rk\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Danish
Related Names: Theodoric
Sounds Like: Dyrk, Dirke, Derk
Variant forms: Dierck, Dieric, Dierick, Dirck
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 750
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 64544


Dirk \d(i)-rk\ as a boy's name is pronounced derk. It is of Danish origin. Variant of Derek (Old German) "the people's ruler", and Dietrich. The name is also the Scottish term for a small, sharp knife. See also Dedrick. Flemish painter Dierick Bouts.

Dirk has 4 variant forms: Dierck, Dieric, Dierick and Dirck.

For more information, see also the related name Theodoric.

Baby names that sound like Dirk are Dyrk, Dirke and Derk.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Dirk.


Dirk is a somewhat popular first name for men (#750 out of 1220) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#64544 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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