From German Names

Male Male Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Detlef. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:


Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born between 1940 and 1960

Predominant Regional Usage

  • Western Germany
  • Eastern Germany
  • Northern Germany

Variant Spelling

Origin and Meaning

Low German form of Dietleib an Old High German name

Combination of 'people' and 'heir'

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