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What does Derick mean?

Derick /de-r-ick/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of English and Old German derivation, and the name Derick means "people's ruler". Derick is an alternate form of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric. Compare surname Derock.


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

Derick has 4 more related forms via Derek: Derk, Dirk, Dirke and Dyrk.

Kreatif forms: Doarick. [more]

How popular is Derick?

Derick is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#647 out of 1220, Top 53%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#48877 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Derick for boys. Derick entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #376 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Derek (#205 in 2014), Derrick (#353), Derrek, Derik, Dirk, Dereck, Deric and Darrick are the prominent alternative forms of Derick rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3846%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.1602%, down 58.3%), with the versions Derick, Darrick, Dereck, Derik and Dirk falling out of fashion. Derek (#205) and Derrick (#353) are two of the more fashionable boy names in this compilation. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Derick and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Derik, Derrek, Derrick, Dirk in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Derick is alike in pronunciation to Daric, Darick, Dieric and Dierick. Other suggested similar baby names are Aerick, Dedrick, Delrick, Dierck, Dirck and Jerick. These names tend to be less frequently used than Derick.