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What does Dereck mean?

Dereck \d(e)-re-ck\ as a name for boys. The name Dereck means "people's ruler". Dereck is a variant of Derek (English, Old German). A somewhat scarce given name for baby boys.


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

Dereck has 4 more related variations via Derek: Derk, Dirk, Dirke and Dyrk.


Dereck is a rare first name for males. Dereck is an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Dereck for boys. Dereck was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest rank of #777 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dereck name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Dereck and related names. Popular varying forms of Dereck are Darrick, Derek (#205 in 2014), Deric, Derick, Derik, Derrek, Derrick (#353) and Dirk. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1970-1979 and have become significantly less widespread since, with the forms Darrick, Dereck, Derick, Derik and Dirk becoming somewhat dated. Derek (#205) and Derrick (#353) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Darrick, Dereck, Derek, Deric, Derick, Derik, Derrek, Derrick, Dirk in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dereck is alike in pronunciation to Darick and Dierick. Other suggested similar baby names are Dierck, Dirck and Jereck. Like Dereck, these names are not frequently used.