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What does Derryk mean?

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

Associated with: ruler (king).


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

3 more alternative forms via Derek: Derk, Dirk and Dyrk.

Creative forms:
(male) Darryk, Dearyk, ..

(female) Derria, ..

Middle name pairings:
Derryk Michael (D.M.), ..

How popular is Derryk?

Derryk is an uncommon given name for males. Derryk is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Darek, Darrick, Dereck (#1343 from recent data), Derek (#210), Deric, Derick (#1053), Derik, Derk, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick (#384), Derrik and Dirk are the popular alternative forms of Derryk (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Derryk reached the peak of their popularity 4 decades ago (average #945) and are now significantly less common (#1614, down 76%), with versions such as Derrick becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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, Dirk in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Derryk is alike in pronunciation to Darick, Darrock and Dierick. Other suggested similar names are Berry, Darcy, Darry, Darryl, Darryn, Darsy, Deorsa, Derby, Deroyce, Derrel, Derren, Derrie, Derril, Derrin, Derrius, Derron, Derry, Derryl, Derwyn, Deryl, Dierck, Dirck, Ferryl, Garryk (see Garrick), Gerry, Henryk, Herrik (see Herrick), Herryck, Jerrik, Jerry, Jerryd (see Jerrod), Jerryl, Kerry, Merrik, Perry, Terry, Terryl and Terryn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Derryk.

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