Meaning and Name Origin
Dedrick \d(e)-dri-ck, ded-rick\ 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.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Dirk.
Dedrick has 29 more related variations via Derek, Theodoric: Darek, Darrick▼, Darriq, Dereck▼, Derek▲, Deric, Derick▼, Derik▼, Deriq, Derk, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick▲, Derrik, Derryck, Derryk, Deryck, Deryk, Deryke, Dirck, Dirk▼, Dirke, Dyrk, Rick▼, Ted▼, Teodorico, Thedric, Thedrick and Theodric.
Dedrick is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#10517 out of 88799, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Dedrick for boys. Dedrick entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #700 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Dedrick and related names. Popular variation forms of Dedrick are Darrick, Dedric, Dereck, Derek (#205 a year ago), Deric, Derick, Derik, Derrek, Derrick (#353), Dirk, Rick and Ted. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 and are now significantly less widespread, with versions such as Derick, Derik, Dirk, Rick and Ted falling out of style. Derek (#205) and Derrick (#353) are two of the more trendy names for newborns here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)