Meaning and name origin
Dedrick \d(e)-dri-ck, ded-rick\ as a boy's 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 information, see also the related boy name Dirk.
Dedrick is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#10517 out of 88799, Top 12%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dedrick for boys. Dedrick reached its highest rank of #700 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dedrick and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Derek (#205), Dirk, Dedrick and Dedric. (2014 statistics).