Baby name meanings, origin and religion

Derek is a male name. It is the English language short form of Diederik, the Low Franconian form of the name Theodoric. Theodoric is an old Germanic name with an original meaning of "people-ruler". Common variants of the name are Derrek, Derick, Derrick and Deric.

What does Derek mean, details, origin, short & easy attributes?

What people searching

Ask about Derek:

NOTE: Please report this name if you think that this name spells, meanings or information given above is incorrect. It will help us to refine our name database. Report Us

You don't have visited any name yet. 😢

What is the meaning of Derek ?

Derek is baby unisex name mainly popular in Christian religion and its main origin is Germanic. Derek name meanings is The ruler of the tribe. Other similar sounding names can be Daruk, Doruk, Drake, Darek, Darika, Daaruk, Dorika, Derik, Daruka, Dirk, Dedrick.

Derek Name Combinations.

You probably have google this question: My baby name is Derek and how can I combine the name Derek with other names and create unique & new name? We tried to suggest Derek name combinations. You can see how it looks the name Derek as first name or Derek as last name. You can combine the middle name for Derek and create a unique name.

Derek as First Name
  • Name
    Popularity %
  • Derek Smith
  • Derek Johnson
  • Derek Jones
  • Derek Williams
  • Derek Brown
  • Derek Martin
  • Derek Anderson
  • Derek Scott
  • Derek Allen
  • Derek Jackson
  • Derek Robinson
  • Derek King
  • Derek Cook

Derek Ethnicity Distribution.

  • Ethnicity
  • White
  • African American
  • Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander
  • American Indian and Alaska Native
  • Two or More Ethnicities
  • Hispanic or Latino

Popular personalities with Derek Name.

Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter is a baseball player. Derek was born on June 26th, 1974 in Pequannock Township, New Jersey.

Derek Hough
Derek Hough

Derek Hough is a dancer, choreographer, singer, songwriter, actor, and choreography. He was most prominent from 2007 to present. Derek was born on May 17th, 1985 in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Derek Fisher
Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association. He was most active from 1996 to 2014. Derek was born on August 9th, 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Derek Shepherd
Derek Shepherd

Derek Shepherd is an attending neurosurgeon, board member at grey sloan memorial hospital, and attending physician.

Derek Trucks
Derek Trucks

Derek Trucks is a blues rock, southern rock, jam band, world music, and jazz fusion musician. He plays Guitar, sarod, and Gibson SG. He holds the title Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad". He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Derek was born on June 8th, 1979 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi

Derek Jacobi is an actor/director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1961 to present. Derek was given the name Derek George Jacobi on October 22nd, 1938 in Leytonstone, London, England.

Bo Derek
Bo Derek

Bo Derek is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1977. Bo was given the name Mary Cathleen Collins on November 20th, 1956 in Long Beach, California, U.S. Bo is also known as Kathleen Collins.

John Derek
John Derek

John Derek was an actor, director, cinematographer, screenwriter, editor, producer, and film director. He was most prominent from 1943 to 1990. John was given the name Derek Delevan Harris by his parent Lawson Harris on August 12th, 1926 in Hollywood, California, US. He left this life on May 22nd, 1998.

DJ Derek
DJ Derek

DJ Derek is a rocksteady, reggae, ska, dancehall, and soul music musician. His career lasted from 1977 to 2013. DJ was given the name Derek Serpell-Morris on December 18th, 1941 in Bristol, England.

Jenny Annette Derek
Jenny Annette Derek

Other Personalities with Derek Name.

John Derek


Sir Dirk Bogarde


Derek Theler




Sir Derek Walcott


Derek Cianfrance

Film Director

Derek Redmond


Derek Jarman

Film Director

Derek Fowlds


Derek Paravicini

Derek Mears


Aaron Ruell


Derek Sherinian


Chino XL


Today's Trending Christian Names

This Week Trending Christian Names

Unisex Names with Same Meanings with Derek

Facts About Famouse People with Name Derek

Derek Name Wallpaper Try New Feature Wallpaper

Derek beautiful wallper

How people search of Derek name wallpaper

All Names by Origin
Kidpaw DO NOT guarantee the accuracy of any listed baby name and its meanings. We collected these names with our best efforts. Though if you find any incorrect name or meanings please report us. We would advise you consult a local Imam, Professor or Pop for verification before deciding to keep a name for your baby.