Name: Derek

Origin and Meaning of the Name Derek

  • Meaning:
    Ruler of the people
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (DEH rek)
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Miscellaneous Info for Derek

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The name Derek is borne by actor Derek Jacobi, baseball player Derek Jeter and film director Derek Jarman. It is also the name of a character in the popular TV series 'Grey's Anatomy'.

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Popularity Rank of Derek (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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