What does Derek mean?
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
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.
In contrast, the year before it ranked 211 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,876 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
- Derek Barton ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1969
- Derek de Lint ~ Actor
- Derek Jacobi ~ Actor
- Derek Walcott ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 1992
Derek Name Fun
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