Name Dick - Meaning and origin

Origin of first name:

Short, Germanic

Meaning of the name:

In English-speaking countries, the name Dick is considered a diminutive of Richard. However, its origin proper is Germanic.
By decomposition, we have the roots "rik" and "hart", which mean respectively "king" and "strong".


American sports basketball commentator Dick Vitale, Nigerian boxer Dick Tiger, Dutch screenwriter-producer-composer and composer Dick Maas, American businessman and politician Dick Cheney, US television presenter Dick Wagstaff Clark , the French rock singer Dick Rivers or the English boxer Dick Curtis.

His patron saint is Richard de Chichester, English bishop who died in 1253.

His character :

Sociable in nature, it is not very difficult to make friends with Dick. Very open, he favors human contacts and is generous and faithful.
His curiosity and nomadic character often push him to explore new horizons. Feeling free, he does not like constraints.
In his professional life, Dick demonstrates great resourcefulness and is not afraid to take risks to succeed.


Richard, Ricardo.

His party :

People named "Dick" are honored on April 3, in tribute to St. Richard de Chichester.

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