What does Dedrick mean?
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 (#12084 out of 150436, Top 8%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular variation forms of Dedrick appearing in the Top 1000 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 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3934%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1109%, down 71.8%), 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. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Dedrick and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)