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What does Derrick mean?

Derrick Pronunciation of Derrick as a boys' name is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Derrick is "people's ruler". Derrick is an alternate spelling of Derek (English, Old German): from Theodoric. See also Darrick, Jerrick


ASSOCIATED WITH ruler (king)


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

RELATED FORMS VIA DEREK, THEODORIC Derk, Dietrich, Dirck, Thedrick



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How popular is Derrick?

Derrick is a very popular first name for men (#178 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#3554 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Derrick was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #84 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is at #475 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Derrick (#475 LAST YEAR) rated in the Top 2000 are Darek, Darrick, Dereck (#1484), Derek (#257), Deric, Derick (#1176), Derik, Derk, Derreck, Derrek, Derrik, Dietrich and Jerrick. Other forms, like Dirck, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Derrick was more pronounced 4 decades ago (MEDIAN #1067) and has become significantly less since (#1670, 80.9% LESS USAGE), with forms such as Derek becoming less fashionable.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deric, Derick, Derik, Derk, Derreck in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Derrek, Derrik, Dietrich, Jerrick in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Derrick is pronounced similarly to Daric, Darick, Darroch, Darrock, Dieric and Dierick. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aerick, Aerric, Aerrick, Aerricko, Arrick, Barrick, Carrick, Cedrick, Corrick, Darrius, Dedric, Dedrick, Delrick, Delrico, Deroyce, Derrian, Derrie, Derril, Derrill, Derrin, Derrius, Diedrick, Dierck, Errick, Garrick, Herrick, Herrik (see Herrick), Herryck, Jedrick, Jerick, Jerric, Jerrico, Jerrik, Kedrick, Kenrick, Kerrick, Merrick, Merrik, Meyrick, Orrick, Sedrick, Tedrick, Varrick, Warrick and Yorrick. These names tend to be less commonly used than Derrick.

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