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pinWhat does Derrick mean?

Derrick /der-rick/ as a boys' name is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Derrick is "people's ruler". Derrick is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -ick, of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric. See also Darrick and Jerrick.


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

Derrick has 4 more related forms via Derek, Theodoric: Derk, Dietrich, Dirck and Thedrick.

Kreatif forms: Denrick. [more]

pinHow popular is Derrick?

Derrick is a very popular first name for men (#178 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#3554 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Derrick for boys. Derrick was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #83 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is at #353 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Derrick and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Derrick (#353 last year) rated in the Top 1000 are Darrick, Dereck, Derek (#205 last year), Deric, Derick, Derik and Derrek. Other forms, like Derreck, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Derrick was more pronounced 3 decades ago (median #594) and is somewhat lower today (#819, 55.5% less), with forms such as Dereck becoming less fashionable. Derek and Derrick are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation.

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

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

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

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Derrick is pronounced similarly to Daric, Darick, Darroch, Darrock, Dieric and Dierick. Other recommended similar baby names are Aerick, Aerric, Aerrick, Aerricko, Arrick, Barrick, Carrick, Cedrick, Corrick, Darrius, Dedric, Dedrick, Delrick, Delrico, Deroyce, Derrian, Derrie, Derril, Derrill, Derrin, Derrius, Diedrick, Dierck, Errick, Garrick, Herrick, Herrik, Herryck, Jedrick, Jerick, Jerric, Jerrico, Jerrik, Kedrick, Kenrick, Kerrick, Merrick, Merrik, Meyrick, Orrick, Sedrick, Tedrick, Varrick, Warrick and Yorrick. These names tend to be less commonly used than Derrick.