Meaning and Name Origin
Darek \d(a)-rek\ as a name for boys is of English and Old German derivation, and the name Darek means "people's ruler". Darek is a derivative of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric. Unique as a baby name.
Darek is an uncommon first name for males. Darek is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Darek and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Darek (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Darrick, Dereck, Derek (#205 last year), Deric, Derick, Derik, Derrek, Derrick (#353) and Dirk. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1970-1979 and is now much lower, with the forms Darrick, Dereck, Derick, Derik and Dirk falling out of style. Derek (#205) and Derrick (#353) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Darek is pronounced similarly to Daric and Darick. Other suggested similar baby names are Barek, Damek, Danek, Darcey, Darcy, Darel, Daren▼, Darko, Darsey, Darsy, Dirck, Garek, Jarek, Marek, Tarek and Zarek. These names tend to be more commonly used than Darek.