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What does Darriq mean?

Darriq Pronunciation of Darriq [dar-riq] as a boys' name has the meaning "people's ruler". Darriq is a version of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric.

Associated with: ruler (king).


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

Creative forms:
(male) Davriq, Deariq, ..

(female) Dardi, Darmi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Darriq Jaycob (D.J.), ..

How popular is Darriq?

Darriq is a rare first name for males. Darriq is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Derek (#210 the previous year), Derrick (#384), Derick (#1053), Dereck (#1343), Darrick, Derrik, Derrek, Derik, Deric, Darek and Derreck are the prominent alternative forms of Darriq (not ranked). Other forms, like Deryk, are uncommon. These forms of Darriq were at the height of their popularity in the 1980s (adoption of 0.7%) and have become much less popular since (adoption 0.2%, 76% less), with forms like Derrick becoming somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Darriq is pronounced similarly to Darach, Daric, Darick, Darroch, Darrock and Dieric. Other recommended names are Barric, Barrie, Darbie, Darcey, Darcio, Darcy, Darias, Darin, Dario, Darius, Darko, Darragh, Darrah, Darral, Darran, Darrel, Darren, Darrian, Darrien, Darrill (see Darrel), Darrin, Darring, Darrion, Darrius, Darro, Darrol, Darron, Darrow, Darry, Darryl, Darryn, Darsey, Darsy, Darvin, Darwin, Derrie, Derril, Derrin, Derrius, Dorrin, Dorsie (see Dorsey), Farrin, Farris, Garrie, Garrin, Harri, Harrie, Harris, Jarrid, Jarrin, Jerriq, Larrin, Parrie, Parris, Saariq, Sariq, Tariq, Tarrin and Warrin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Darriq.

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