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What does Derik mean?

Derik Pronunciation of Derik as a name for boys has the meaning "people's ruler". Derik is an alternate spelling of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric.


ASSOCIATED WITH ruler (king)


VARIANTS Deryke, Deryk, Deryck, Derryk, Derryck, Derrik, Derrick, Derrek, Derreck, Deriq, Derick, Deric, Dereck, Darriq, Darrick, Darek

OTHER FORMS VIA DEREK Derk, Dirk, Dirke, Dyrk

(male) Durik, ..

(female) Dei, ..

Derik Pierre (D.P.), ..

How popular is Derik?

Derik is an uncommon given name for males. Derik is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Derik was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #698 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not ranked currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Derik are Derek (#257 A YEAR AGO), Derrick (#475), Derick (#1176), Dereck (#1484), Darek, Darrick, Deric, Derk, Derreck, Derrek, Derrik and Dirk. These forms of Derik were at the height of their popularity in the 1980s (USAGE OF 0.7%) and are now much less popular (USAGE 0.1%, DOWN 81%), with forms such as Dirk becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derik, Darek, Darrick, Dereck, Derek in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deric, Derick, 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

Derik is alike in pronunciation to Daric, Darick, Dieric and Dierick. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Arik, Brik, Cedrik, Darin, Dario, Decio, Dedric, Dedrick, Deli, Delrick, Denis, Derbie, Derby, Deri, Derito, Deron, Derrie, Derril, Derrin, Derry, Dervin, Derwin, Deryl, Desi, Devin, Dewi, Dewie, Dezi, Dierck, Dirck, Edrik, Eirik, Erik, Gerik, Henrik, Herrik (see Herrick), Jerrik, Jurik, Kenrik, Marik, Merrik, Rorik, Rurik, Sedrik, Tarik, Ulrik, Yorik, Yurik and Zelik. These names tend to be more frequently used than Derik.

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