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Derek meaning and name origin
Derek \d(e)-rek\ as a boy's name is pronounced DARE-ik. It is of English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Derek is "people's ruler". From Theodoric. Many phonetic variants have come into popular usuage. Basketball player Derrick Coleman; baseball player Derek Jeter.
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Popularity of Derek
Derek is a very popular first name for males (#163 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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