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Origin: Teutonic
Meaning: Ruler of People

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Dirk

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Dirk in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Dirk:

  • Records indicate that 9,066 boys in the United States have been named Dirk since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1954, when 434 people in the U.S. were given the name Dirk. Those people are now 67 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Dirk

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      1 Positive Comment

  • "My best guy friends name is Dirk I like it it's unique you dont hear it that often he's the only Dirk I've ever met" Oct. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Make sure your son is going to be a martial artist, or good at fighting if you give him this name." Sep. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Dirk. I like my name. I took some teasing in school but not a big deal. Kids can be mean for lots of reasons." Jan. 31, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "Negative comments usually come from Jim and Johns. It works well with my very common last name. And I am so happy I was not named John." May. 9, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "dirk sounds like dirkis which sounds like dorkis which sounds like dork :?" Jul. 13, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My dad's name is Dirk, but he has a friend called Jim. If you say it wrong it comes out 'Dim and Jerk' instead of 'Jim and Dirk'. He's dutch." May. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dirk Jr. I am named after my father. I was born in 1988, and he was born in 1963. The insults seem to stay strong through elementary school. (If you give your child this name, teach him responsibility and how to be tough early. Chances are he/she will have a bully or 2.) Might even want to teach them about fighting at an earlier age. How it's wrong or what not. Self defense at least. For the love of the name "Dirk" please, at least self defense people. =D" Dec. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Dirk, my father is Dirk. And the most distant ancestor we could find born in 1453, was also Dirk!" Jul. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend Dirk always got teased saying his name was a cross of dirt and jerk." Mar. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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