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What does Deryk mean?

Deryk /de-ryk/ as a boys' name means "people's ruler". Deryk is a version, with the suffix -yk, of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric.

Associated with: ruler (king)


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

Deryk has 4 more different relations via Derek: Derk, Dirk, Dirke and Dyrk.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Daeryk, Diryk, ..

(female) Deny, Dera, ..

How popular is Deryk?

Deryk is an unusual first name for men. Deryk is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent alternative forms of Deryk (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Derek (#205 the previous year), Derrick (#353), Derick (#1044), Dereck (#1218), Derrek, Derrik, Derreck, Dirk, Derik, Darrick, Deric, Darek and Derk. These relations of Deryk reached the apex of their popularity 3 decades ago (usage of 0.67%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.16%, 75%), with forms like Derrick falling out of fashion. Below is a charted comparison of the history of the boy name Deryk and related names. (2014 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, Dirk in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Deryk is pronounced similarly to Daric, Darick, Dieric and Dierick. Other suggested similar names are Daryl, Daryn, Denys, Derby, Deri, Deron, Derry, Derryl, Derwyn, Deryl, Deryll, Devyn, Dexy, Deyn, Dierck, Dirck, Dory, Eryk and Henryk. These names tend to be more commonly used than Deryk.