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Boy Name: Derek

Name: Derek
Pronunciation: \d(e)-rek\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: power of the tribe
Origin: German
Related Names: Dedrick, Derry, Jerrick, Darroch, Dietrich
Sounds Like: Dirck, Dierck, Tarek
Variant forms: Darek, Darrick, Darriq, Dereck, Deric, Derick, Derik, Deriq, Derk, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick, Derrik, Derryck, Derryk, Deryck, Deryk, Deryke, Dirk, Dirke, Dyrk
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 163

Description

Derek \d(e)-rek\ as a boy's name is pronounced DARE-ik. It is of English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Derek is "power of the tribe". From Theodoric. Many phonetic variants have come into popular usuage. Basketball player Derrick Coleman; baseball player Derek Jeter.

Derek has 21 variant forms: Darek, Darrick, Darriq, Dereck, Deric, Derick, Derik, Deriq, Derk, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick, Derrik, Derryck, Derryk, Deryck, Deryk, Deryke, Dirk, Dirke and Dyrk.

For more information, see also related names Dedrick, Derry, Jerrick, Darroch and Dietrich.

Baby names that sound like Derek are Dirck, Dierck and Tarek.

View a list of the 12 names that reference Derek.

Popularity

Derek is a very popular first name for men (#163 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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