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What does Deriq mean?

Deriq Pronunciation of Deriq [de-riq] as a boys' name has the meaning "people's ruler". Deriq is a variant form of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric.

Associated with: ruler (king).


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

4 more alternative forms via Derek: Derk, Dirk, Dirke and Dyrk.

Creative forms:
(male) Denriq, Desriq, ..

(female) Dedi, Dera, ..

Middle name pairings:
Deriq Elyjah (D.E.), ..

How popular is Deriq?

Deriq is an uncommon given name for men. Deriq is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Derek (#210 from recent data), Derrick (#384), Derick (#1053), Dereck (#1343), Derrek, Derrik, Derreck, Dirk, Derik, Darrick, Deric, Darek and Derk are the prominent varying forms of Deriq (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Deryke, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Deriq reached its highest 35 years ago (median #945) and is now significantly diminished (#1614, 76.2%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Deriq is alike in pronunciation to Daric, Darick, Dieric and Dierick. Other recommended names are Darin, Dario, Decio, Dedric, Deli, Denis, Derbie, Derby, Deri, Derito, Deron, Derrie, Derril, Derrin, Derry, Dervin, Derwin, Deryl, Desi, Devin, Dewi, Dewie, Dezi, Eriq, Jerriq, Sariq and Tariq. These names tend to be more frequently used than Deriq.

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