Meaning and name origin
Derrick \d(e)-rri-ck\ as a boy's name is of English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Derrick is "people's ruler". Derrick is a variant of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric. See also Darrick and Jerrick.
Derrick is a very popular first name for males (#178 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3330 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Derrick for boys. Derrick reached its highest rank of #83 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Derrick and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Derek (#205), Derrick (#353), Derrek, Derik, Deric, Dereck, Darrick and Derick. (2014 statistics).
Derrick▼ is also pronounced similarly to Darick, Darrock and Dierick. Other suggested similar baby names are Aerrick, Dedrick, Delrick, Derrius, Herrick, Kerrick and Merrick. These names tend to be less commonly used than Derrick.