Derek: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Derek | Boys
Origin of the name Derek:
Derived from a short form of the obsolete Germanic Thiudoreiks, a compound name composed from the Old German elements thiuda (folk, people) and reiks (ruler, leader, king). The name was brought to England in the Middle Ages by Flemish cloth traders.
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Deryk for a girl
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I am getting married next year to my fiance named Derek. I think that it is a wonderful name, I remember loving it even before we were dating (3years today:) ) And it has only grown on me more!
All of our nieces and nephews call him Uncle D. its really cute :)
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Dirk, Der, Rick, Derry, Ricky,
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Hippie-Hop artist Mod Sun's real name is Derek.
Derek Jeter, American professional baseball player
The lastname of actors Bo Derek and her husband John Derek
Sir Derek Jacobi, English actor and film director.
Son of Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Derek Sanders, lead singer of the band Mayday Parade
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Derek Hale, werewolf from MTV's TV show Teen Wolf
Dr. Derek Shepherd, character portrayed by actor Patrick Dempsey, on TV series "Grey's Anatomy"
Derek Zoolander, fictional character protrayed by Ben Stiller, in the film Zoolander.
Derek Smalls, fictional character played by Harry Shearer in the mock rock band Spinal Tap.
"Derek and the Dominos" 70's rock groupFronted by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton.
Derek Reese, character in the TV series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," uncle to John Connor.
Derek Venturi from Life With Derek
"Derek", a song by Animal Collective
Derek Souza, character in the Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstron
Derek Morgan, character on Criminal Minds
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Global Popularity of the Name Derek
- #49 in Canada (Quebec)
- #159 in United States
- #207 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #234 in Canada (Alberta)
- #314 in Scotland