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What does Derik mean?

Derik Pronunciation of Derik [de-rik] as a name for boys has the meaning "people's ruler". Derik is an alternate spelling of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric.

Associated with: ruler (king).


Derik has 16 variants: Darek, Darrick, Darriq, Dereck, Deric, Derick, 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) Dorrik, Durik, ..

(female) Deriki, ..

Middle name pairings:
Derik Izayah (D.I.), ..

How popular is Derik?

Derik is an uncommon given name for males. Derik is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Derik was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #698 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Derik are Derek (#210 a year ago), Derrick (#384), Derick (#1053), Dereck (#1343), Derrek, Derrik, Derreck, Dirk, Darrick, Deric, Darek and Derk. These forms of Derik were at the height of their popularity in the 1980s (usage of 0.7%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.2%, down 76.2%), with forms such as Derek becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deric, Derick, 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

Derik is alike in pronunciation to Daric, Darick, Dieric and Dierick. Other suggested similar names are Arik, Brik, Cedrik, Darin, Dario, Decio, Dedric, Dedrick, Deli, Delrick, Denis, Derbie, Derby, Deri, Derito, Deron, Derrie, Derril, Derrin, Derry, Dervin, Derwin, Deryl, Desi, Devin, Dewi, Dewie, Dezi, Dierck, Dirck, Edrik, Eirik, Erik, Gerik, Henrik, Herrik (see Herrick), Jerrik, Jurik, Kenrik, Marik, Merrik, Rorik, Rurik, Sedrik, Tarik, Ulrik, Yorik, Yurik and Zelik. These names tend to be more frequently used than Derik.

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