Why is "Dick" a nickname for "Richard"?

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The name 'Dick' is given to persons named 'Richard' because both names stem from the name 'Theodoricus'. The name was traditionally given after baptism in a Catholic church. The short form for the name was 'Dirk' and has over the years changed to the name 'Dick'.
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