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Boy Name: Derry

Name: Derry
Pronunciation: \d(er)-ry\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Derry's also a girl name)
Meaning: oak grove
Origin: Irish
Related Names: Darius
Sounds Like: Darry, Terry
Variant forms: Derrie
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 6553


Derry \d(er)-ry\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Derry), is pronounced DARE-ee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Derry is "oak grove". Place name and surname. Also the original name of the Irish city of Londonderry. Also short form of Derek, Dermot, etc. Photographer Derry Moore.

Derry has 1 variant form: Derrie.

For more information, see also the related name Darius.

Baby names that sound like Derry are Darry and Terry.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Derry.


Derry is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#6553 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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