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What does Derryck mean?

Derryck Pronunciation of Derryck [der-ryck] as a boys' name means "people's ruler". Derryck is a variant form of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric.

Associated with: ruler (king).


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

1 more relation via Derek: Derk.

Creative forms:
(male) Darryck, Daryck, ..

(female) Derka, Derryn, ..

Middle name pairings:
Derryck Drake (D.D.), ..

How popular is Derryck?

Derryck is an unusual first name for males. Derryck is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Derek (#210 via latest list), Derrick (#384), Derick (#1053), Dereck (#1343), Derrek, Darrick, Derrik, Derreck, Derk, Deric, Darek and Derik are the prominent related forms of Derryck (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Derryck were favored as birth names 35 years ago (adoption of 0.66%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.16%, 76% less), with forms like Derek becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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 in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Derryck is pronounced similarly to Darick, Darroch, Darrock and Dierick. Other suggested similar names are Aerick, Aerrick, Arreck, Arrick, Barrick, Carrick, Cedrick, Corrick, Darry, Darryan, Darryen, Darryl, Darryll, Darryn, Dedric, Dedrick, Delrick, Delrico, Derby, Deroyce, Derrall, Derrance, Derrel, Derrell, Derren, Derrian, Derrie, Derril, Derrill, Derrin, Derrius, Derrold (see Darold), Derron, Derry, Derryl, Derwyn, Derwynn, Deryl, Deryll, Diedrick, Dierck, Dirck, Dorryen, Errick, Garreck, Garrick, Garryck, Harwyck (see Hardwick), Herrick, Herryck, Jedrick, Jerack (see Jerrick), Jereck, Jerick, Jerrick, Kedrick, Kendryck, Kenrick, Kerrick, Merrick, Meyrick, Orrick, Rodryck (see Roderick), Sedrick, Tedrick, Varrick, Warrick and Yorrick. These names tend to be more frequently used than Derryck.

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