Dirk: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Dirk

Dirk

Pronunciation: DIRK (key)

Origin of the name Dirk:

Contracted form of Derek (leader of the people), Dirk is now regarded as an independent given name. Var: Dirck.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Dirk Benedict, actor of "The A-Team" fame
Dirk Bogarde, actor
Dirk Nowitzki, German professional basketball player
Dirk Kempthorne, senator for Idaho, governor of Idaho, and Secretary of the Interior under President George W. Bush

Dirk in song, story & screen: | Edit

Dirk Diggler, the stage name of the Mark Wahlberg character in the film "Boogie Nights"
Dirk Dreamer, a character in The Sims series of games
Dirk Gently, in Douglas Adams' "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" and "The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul"
Dirk Cresswell, a character in the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling
Dirk Strider, a character in the webcomic "Homestuck" by Andrew Hussie

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