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What does Derrek mean?

Derrek Pronunciation of Derrek [der-rek] as a boys' name. The meaning of Derrek is "people's ruler". Derrek is an alternate form of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric.

Associated with: ruler (king).


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

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

Creative forms:
(male) Darrek, Dexrek, ..

(female) Derca, Dertea, ..

Middle name pairings:
Derrek Alton (D.A.), ..

How popular is Derrek?

Derrek is a rare given name for men. Derrek is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Derrek was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #955 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Derek (#210 from current records), Derrick (#384), Derick (#1053), Dereck (#1343), Derrik, Derreck, Dirk, Derik, Darrick, Deric, Darek and Derk are the prominent related forms of Derrek. These forms of Derrek were at the height of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 (median #945) and are now significantly less popular (#1614, 76.2%), with forms such as Derek becoming somewhat dated.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deric, Derick, Derik, Derk, Derreck 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

Derrek is pronounced similarly to Darick, Darrock and Dierick. Other suggested similar names are Darcey, Darrel, Darren, Darsey, Deorsa, Derbey, Derrel, Derrell, Derren, Derrie, Derril, Derrin, Derrius, Derron, Derry, Derryl, Dierck, Dirck, Dorrel, Dorren, Dorsee, Dorsey, Ferrel, Ferrer, Gerek, Gerred, Gerrey, Herrik (see Herrick), Jedrek, Jerek, Jerre, Jerred, Jerrel, Jerren, Jerrey (see Jerry), Jerrik, Kerrey, Merrel, Merrik, Terrel and Terrey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Derrek.

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