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What does Derry mean?

Derry Pronunciation of Derry [der-ry] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Derry) is pronounced DARE-ee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Derry is "oak grove". Place name and surname. Also the original name of the Irish city of Londonderry. Also short form of Derek, Dermot, etc. Photographer Derry Moore.

Associated with: irish, oak (tree), grove (valley), surname.


Derry has 1 variant: Derrie.

Affiliated boy name: Darius.

20 more related forms via Derek, Dermot: Darek, Darriq, Dereck, Deric, Derick, Derik, Deriq, Derk, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick, Derrik, Derryck, Derryk, Deryck, Deryk, Deryke, Dirk, Dirke and Dyrk.

1 feminine form: Dara.

Creative forms:
(male) Dary, Devry, ..

(female) Dera, Derra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Derry Dashawn (D.D.), ..

How popular is Derry?

Derry is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#7316 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Derry was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #1326 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Derek (#210 in 2015), Derrick (#384), Darius (#501), Derick (#1053), Dereck (#1343), Derrik, Dirk, Derrek, Derik, Deric, Darek, Derk and Derreck are the prominent alternative forms of Derry. These relations of Derry were popular as birth names in 1990 (adoption of 0.72%) and have become much less widespread since (adoption 0.19%, 73.9% less), with versions such as Derrick going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derry, Darek, Darius, 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 Derrek, Derrick, Derrik, Dirk in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Derry is alike in pronunciation to Dario, Darrah, Darro, Darrow, Darry, Deri and Dory. Other suggested similar names are Arry, Barry, Berry, Corry, Curry, Darby, Darcy, Darryl, Darryn, Darsy, Delray, Delroy, Denby, Denly, Denny, Derbey, Derby, Deron, Derrel, Derren, Derril, Derrin, Derron, Derryl, Derwyn, Deryl, Destry, Dewey, Dexy, Dray, Drewry, Drury, Garry, Geary, Gerry, Gery, Harry, Henry, Horry, Jefry, Jerry, Jorry, Keary, Kerry, Korry, Larry, Leary, Lorry, Morry, Murry, Orry, Parry, Perry, Rorry, Skerry, Terry and Torry. These names tend to be more frequently used than Derry.

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