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What does Deric mean?

Deric Pronunciation of Deric [de-r-ic] as a name for boys. The name Deric means "people's ruler". Deric is an alternate spelling of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric.

Associated with: ruler (king).


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

4 more different relations via Derek: Derk, Dirk, Dirke and Dyrk.

Creative forms:
(male) Daeric, Darric, ..

(female) Deria, Derve, ..

Middle name pairings:
Deric Arden (D.A.), ..

How popular is Deric?

Deric is an unusual given name for men. Deric is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Deric was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #845 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Darek, Darrick, Dereck (#1343 via latest list), Derek (#210), Derick (#1053), Derik, Derk, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick (#384), Derrik and Dirk are the popular varying forms of Deric. Adoption of these forms of Deric reached its most widespread 4 decades ago (usage of 0.7%) and is now much less (usage 0.2%, down 76%), with forms such as Derek becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deric, Darek, Darrick, Dereck, Derek 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

Deric is alike in pronunciation to Darach, Daric, Darick, Dieric and Dierick. Other suggested similar names are Aaric, Aeric, Aerric, Aleric, Alric, Aric, Arric, Beric, Cedric, Darin, Dario, Decio, Dedric, Dedrick, Deli, Delrick, Delrico, Denis, Derbie, Derby, Deri, Derito, Deron, Derrie, Derril, Derrin, Derry, Dervin, Derwin, Deryl, Desi, Devin, Dewi, Dewie, Dezi, Ederic, Edric, Eric, Erric, Felic, Jeric, Jerric, Kedric, Orric, Osric, Roric, Sedric, Tedric and Ulric. These names tend to be more commonly used than Deric.

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