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As a surname, Dick is the 1,513th most common name in Great Britain with 6,545 bearers. Although found in every part of Britain, the form Dick is especially common in Scotland, and it was from there, in the 17th century, that the surname was taken to Northern Ireland.[1] It is most common in West Lothian, where it is the 78th most common surname with 1,742 bearers. Other notable concentrations include Northumberland (146th, 1,630, Tyne and Wear (335th, 1,738) and Berkshire (365th, 1,704) and in Norfolk.[2]

Region of originScotland, North East England
Meaningson of "Richard"
Other names
Variant(s)Dick, Dixon, Dickson, Richardson, Richards, Richard

Currently, in the U.S., it ranks at 1,388 out of 88,799 surnames.[3]


  1. ^ Dick, Name Meaning, Origin, Detailed Name Information & Meaning of Names at NameLab - Retrieved on 2014-02-19.
  2. ^ Dick : the surname Dick - sofeminine. Retrieved on 2014-02-19.
  3. ^ Numerology and birthdate.