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What does Dedrick mean?

Dedrick Pronunciation of Dedrick [dedrick] as a boys' name is pronounced DEE-drik. It is of Danish and Old German origin, and the meaning of Dedrick is "people's ruler". Variant of Diedrick and Theodoric. Also the source for Derek. Dieter is a German form. Football player Dedric Ward.

Associated with: ruler (king).


Dedrick has 5 variants: Dedric, Diederick, Diedrick, Dieter and Dietrich.

Related boy name: Dirk.

19 more relations via Derek, Theodoric: Darrick, Dereck, Derek, Deric, Derick, Derik, Deriq, Derk, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick, Derrik, Derryck, Derryk, Deryck, Deryk, Dirck, Thedric and Thedrick.

Creative forms:
(male) Dadrick, Dedricki, ..

(female) Dedi, Dedrea, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dedrick Aahil (D.A.), ..

How popular is Dedrick?

Dedrick is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#12084 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Dedrick entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #798 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Dedrick appearing in the Top 2000 are Darrick, Dedric, Dereck (#1343 via latest list), Derek (#210), Deric, Derick (#1053), Derik, Derk, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick (#384), Derrik, Dieter, Dietrich and Dirk. Other forms, like Thedrick, are uncommon. These relations of Dedrick were favored by parents in the 1980s (usage of 0.7%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.2%, down 76%), with versions such as Derek becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dedrick, Darrick, Dedric, Dereck, Derek in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aerick, Aerrick, Andrick, Cedric, Cedrick, Cedrik, Darick, Delrick, Delrico, Dierick, Eddrick, Edrick, Eldrick, Fredrick, Godrick, Hendrick, Herrick, Jedrick, Jerick, Jerrick, Kadrick, Keddrick, Kedric, Kedrick, Kendrick, Kenrick, Kerrick, Meldrick, Merrick, Meyrick, Rodrick, Sedric, Sedrick, Sedrik, Tedric and Tedrick. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dedrick.

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