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Derek Meaning


What does Derek mean?

The name Derek is of German origin.

The meaning of Derek is "power of the tribe, ruler of the people".

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "peaceful ruler".

Derek is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced De-rek.

The Given Name Derek

Embraced by many parents, the name Derek, is one of timelessness and grace.

Valiant yet mesmerizing, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

A memorable name that will appeal to parents.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Derek Barton, Derek de Lint, and Derek Jacobi.

Derek Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 257 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,398 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 239 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,543 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Derek has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Derek Name Popularity Page.

Derek Related Names

Famous Dereks

  • Derek Barton ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1969
  • Derek de Lint ~ Actor
  • Derek Jacobi ~ Actor
  • Derek Walcott ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 1992

Derek Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Derek.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Derek Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Derek in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Derek.

Just for fun, see the name Derek in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Derek in Nautical Flags page.