Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Theodoric is a Germanic and Gothic male name meaning “ruler of the people” composed of Proto-Germanic elements *þeudō (people, nation) and *rīks (king, ruler) both of which derive from a PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “ruler of the people”

Usage: German, Gothic

Nicknames: Theo, Doric


  • Theodoricus (Latinized Ancient Germanic)
  • Theudoricus (Latinized Ancient Germanic)
  • Theoderich (Ancient Germanic)
  • Theutrich (Ancient Germanic)
  • Þiudreiks (Ancient Germanic, Gothic)
  • Diederik (Dutch)
  • Diederick (Dutch)
  • Dietrich (German)
  • Derek (English)

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