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What does Dereck mean?

Dereck /de-reck/ as a name for boys. The name Dereck means "people's ruler". Dereck is a variant form, with the suffix -ck, of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric.


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

Dereck has 3 more relations via Derek: Derk, Dirk and Dyrk.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Dareck, Direck, ..

(female) Derecka, Derecki, ..

How popular is Dereck?

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


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Dereck for boys. Dereck was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #724 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is at #1218 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Popular varying forms of Dereck (#1218 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000 are Darek, Darrick, Derek (#205 in recent rankings), Deric, Derick (#1044), Derik, Derk, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick (#353), Derrik and Dirk. These forms of Dereck were popular in the 1980s (average #945) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1601, 75.4% less usage), with forms such as Derek becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dereck, Darek, Darrick, Derek, Deric in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names


Dereck is alike in pronunciation to Darach, Daric, Darick, Darrock, Dieric and Dierick. Other suggested similar names are Aerick, Aerrick, Arick, Arreck, Arrick, Barack, Breck, Brick, Cedrick, Crock, Danek, Darcy, Darel, Darence, Dedrick, Dee, Deems, Deepak, Deke, Deker, Delrick, Delrico, Derald, Derbey, Derby, Derell, Derelle, Deron, Deroyce, Derrel, Derrell, Derren, Derril, Derron, Derwent, Derwin, Deryll, Devell, Deven, Deveon, Diedrick, Dierck, Dirck, Dore, Draco, Dre, Edrick, Erick, Errick, Frick, Gerek, Heck, Herrick, Herryck, Jedrick, Jerack (see Jerrick), Jereck, Jerek, Jerick, Jerrick, Kedrick, Kenrick, Kerrick, Merrick, Meyrick, Tedrick, Turck, Varick and Yorick. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dereck.