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What does Dereck mean?

Dereck Pronunciation of Dereck [dereck] as a name for boys. The name Dereck means "people's ruler". Dereck is a variant form of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric.

Associated with: ruler (king).


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

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

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

(female) Derecki, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dereck Noe (D.N.), ..

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)

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 #1343 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Dereck (#1343 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000 are Darek, Darrick, Derek (#210 in recent rankings), Deric, Derick (#1053), Derik, Derk, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick (#384), Derrik and Dirk. These forms of Dereck were popular in the 1980s (average #945) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1614, 76.2% 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.

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