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Boy Name: Derrick

Name: Derrick
Pronunciation: \d(e)-rri-ck\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: power of the tribe
Origin: German
Sounds Like: Derryck, Derrik, Derreck, Derick
Similar Names: Dedrick, Delrick, Aerrick, Herrick, Kerrick, Merrick
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 178
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 3330


Derrick \d(e)-rri-ck\ as a boy's name is a variant of Derek (English, Old German) and Theodoric (Old German), and the meaning of Derrick is "power of the tribe". See also Darrick and Jerrick.

The baby name Derrick sounds like Derryck, Derrik, Derreck and Derick. Other similar baby names are Dedrick, Delrick, Aerrick, Herrick, Kerrick and Merrick.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Derrick.


Derrick is a very popular first name for men (#178 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#3330 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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