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
Origin and Meaning
Low German form of Dietleib an Old High German name
Combination of 'people' and 'heir'
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