Dickon

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Dickon is an English masculine given name.

The name "Dickon" is derived from the old English name for Richard. Unlike Richard, Dickon is rarely shortened to Dick or Dickie, as it is already commonly considered a short form of the same name.

The first recorded literary reference to the name is of a painting of King Richard III entitled Dickon of York.[citation needed] Marjorie Bowen used that nickname to title for her historical novel Dickon (1929).

People by the name Dickon[edit]

  • Dickon Edwards (born 1971), London-based indie pop musician, writer, critic, DJ and online diarist
  • Dickon Tolson (born 1973), British actor
  • Dickon Hinchliffe, British composer and former member of Tindersticks

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Bart Dickon, a British comic strip character frequently appearing in the magazine The Chap in the late 1990s
  • Dickon Sowerby, one of the main characters in the novel The Secret Garden (1910) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Dickon, an invisible servant to witch Mother Rigby in Feathertop (1852) by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Dickon, the Devil himself, in the play The Scarecrow (1908) by Percy MacKaye based on Feathertop
  • Dickon Tarly, a character in A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin