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What does Derk mean?

Derk Pronunciation of Derk as a name for boys. The name Derk means "people's ruler". Derk is a version of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric.


ASSOCIATED WITH ruler (king)


VARIANTS Dyrk, Dirke, Dirk

RELATIONS VIA DEREK Darek, Dereck, Deric, Derick, Derik, Deriq, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick, Derrik, Derryck, Derryk, Deryck, Deryk, Deryke



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How popular is Derk?

Derk is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#42677 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Derk was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #1994 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Derk are Darek, Dereck (#1484 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Derek (#257), Deric, Derick (#1176), Derik, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick (#475), Derrik and Dirk. Other forms, like Dirke, are uncommon. These relations of Derk reached the top of their popularity 38 years ago (USAGE OF 0.7%) and are now much less conventional (USAGE 0.1%, 80.8% LESS).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derk, Darek, Dereck, Derek, Deric in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derick, Derik, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derrik, Dirk in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Derk is pronounced similarly to Dierck and Dirck. Other recommended sound-alike names are Berk, Birk, Burk, Clerk, Cork, Dack, Dar, Dard, Darko, Dart, De-, Dean, Dee, Deen, Deke, Del, Deli, Dell, Den, Dene, Deon, Derby, Deri, Deron, Derry, Deryl, Des, Desi, Deus, Dev, Dewi, Dex, Dexy, Deyn, Dezi, Dick, Dor, Dore, Dory, Dre, Dru, Dyer, Jerk, Kerk, Kirk, Kyrk, Lark, Mark, Turk and York. These names tend to be more frequently used than Derk.

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