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What does Darek mean?

Darek Pronunciation of Darek [darek] as a name for boys. The name Darek means "people's ruler". Darek is a version, with the prefix Da-, of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric.

Associated with: ruler (king).


Darek has 16 variants: Darrick, Darriq, Dereck, Deric, Derick, Derik, Deriq, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick, Derrik, Derryck, Derryk, Deryck, Deryk and Deryke.

Darek has 4 more different relations via Derek: Derk, Dirk, Dirke and Dyrk.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Daxrek, Dourek, ..

(female) Dades, Dareki, ..

How popular is Darek?

Darek is an uncommon first name for males. Darek is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Darek for boys. Darek entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #1692 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darek name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Darek outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Darrick, Dereck (#1343 last year), Derek (#210), Deric, Derick (#1053), Derik, Derk, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick (#384), Derrik and Dirk are the popular related forms of Darek listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Darek was well-received among parents 35 years ago (median #945) and is now much reduced (#1614, 76% less usage), with forms such as Derrick becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darek, Darrick, Dereck, Derek, Deric in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derick, Derik, Derk, Derreck, Derrek in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derrick, Derrik, Dirk in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Derek outside U.S.

Similar Names

Darek is pronounced similarly to Darach, Daric, Darick and Darrock. Other suggested similar names are Arek, Barek, Dace, Dacey, Dack, Dade, Daeg, Dael, Dagen, Dahey, Dale, Dalen, Daley, Damek, Damen, Dane, Danek, Dar, Daran, Darbey, Darby, Darcel, Darcey, Darcy, Dard, Darel, Daren, Dariel, Darien, Darin, Dario, Darko, Darnel, Daron, Darrel, Darren, Darro, Darry, Darsey, Darsy, Dart, Daryl, Daryn, Dave, Daven, Davey, Dawe, Dawes, Daye, Dirck, Dore, Dre, Drew, Erek, Fabek, Garek, Gerek, Janek, Jarek, Jerek, Jurek, Malek, Marek, Mirek, Radek, Rurek, Sareek, Tareek, Tarek, Vanek and Zarek. These names tend to be more commonly used than Darek.

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