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Derek Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \d(e)-rek\
Number in U.S 👶 233,000
Rate in 2021 629
Numerology 🔢 7
Name origin 🌍 German

Meaning of Derek

The name Derek is a masculine given name that has been used all around the English speaking countries. Actually this name is the shortened form of the name “ Diederik “. There are other spellings of the name “ Derek “ that are “ Derrek “, “ Derick “, “ Dereck “ and “ Derrick “.


Popularity of the name Derek

The name Derek is one of the most popular names in the AmericaZ This name is the 47th most popular baby’s name in Massachusetts based on the data by reliable American resources in the year 1969. Only 150 babies were named “ Derek “ in the year 1960.

A total of 2940 babies also bear the same first name during that year in the United states of America. From the year 1880 to the year 2018, the highest recorded use of thus name was in the year 1989 with a total of 8362 newborn babies.

Since the year 1880 to the year 2018, the given name was recorded 231739 times in the SSA public database. This name first appeared in the year 1925 and 6 babies were named “ Derek “. The name became a popular given name in the hear 1970 with a rank of 77 nationwide was registered 4150 times as a baby’s nameS

The name Derek became a popular boy’s name in the state of South Dakota in the year 1987. This name ranked 22 with near 62 newborn babies. The all time high record for this name was in the year 1989 in the state of California with 800 babies.

This name is a consistent top ranking boy’s name in the state of Hawaii for 43 consecutive years, from the year 1952 to the year 1995. For the past 30 years, this name was recorded 103000 times in the SSA public database.


Personality of the name Derek

Here we have the letter analysis of the name Derek

D is for dandy, a description of you

E is for enchant, for enchant you will

R is for relax, you know how

E is for endear, all those you touch

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories

If you are looking for a possible nickname for you baby named “ Derek “, you can select the reversed form of the given name. The reversed form of the name “ Derek “ can be “ Kered “. Although this name might not be a meaningful name, but it is related to the main name “ Derek “.

People perceive you as the one who is sympathetic and generous. You do not care about fashion and are often shabbily dressed.


Famous people named Derek

Derek Acorah who was a British Personality

Derek Almstead who is a musician

Derek Bell who was an Irish harpist and somposer

Derek Bermel who is an American composer


Similar names to Derek

Da, Daab, Dabney and Dada

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10/7/2022 2:36:54 AM

While it is typically not pronounced or spelled wrong, if you are a person who does not like nicknames then you should disregard this name. There are very few people who will actually respect the name "Samantha" - within minutes of meeting most people the name will be chopped down to "Sam" and you will never get them to say "Samantha" again. Although it may be a popular name according to the'statistics I have very rarely ran into anyone else with the name. For me, It's a beautiful, classic name that has a little fun to it, so it doesn't seem very stuffy.

7/20/2022 4:22:12 AM

I like the name Derek. I know a few people named Derek, but the name Derek is popular.

6/3/2022 2:20:42 AM

I love the name Derek and I want to name my son that, I think It'sounds, princely almost, if you get my meaning. Sounds like a name for royalty.

4/29/2022 4:06:00 PM

I have a little cousin named Derek. We often call him "D" or "DJ". I like the name.

1/3/2022 4:40:12 PM

Derek is hands-down the'sexiest boy name ever. I have always liked it, and when I'met my bf and he'said his name was Derek, I almost died! Derek rocks!


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Derek?
The origin of the name Derek is German.
*️⃣ How many people are named Derek?
Almost 233000 people are named Derek.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Derek?
The names of Trixie, Desiderio