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What does Darek mean?

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.


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 forms via Derek: Derk, Dirk, Dirke and Dyrk.


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

Darrick, Dereck, Derek (#205 last year), Deric, Derick, Derik, Derrek, Derrick (#353) and Dirk are the popular related forms of Darek (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3846%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1602%, down 58.3%), 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. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Darek and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Darrick, Dereck, Derek, Deric, Derick, Derik, Derrek, Derrick, Dirk in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.