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Meaning of the Name Derek

The first name Derek is of Latin, Teutonic, English, German origin. It is often a boy name. It has the following meaning(s):

Latin: Powerful and Loving Person
Teutonic: Rules the People
Teutonic: Great Ruler (Derrick, Derry, Dirk)
English: Gifted Ruler. People Ruler. Variant of the Old German Theodoricfamous Bearer: Derrick Was a Th Century Hangman at Tyhurn, Whose Name Became Synonymous With 'Gallows' and Now Refers to a Type of Crane.
German: Gifted Ruler. from Theodoric
German: Famous Ruler

Similar Names

Darek | Darik | Dedrik | Dereck | Derex | Derick | Derik | Derreck | Derrek | Derrik |

Related Names

Bo  (Scandinavian)
Nickname Made Popular by Actress Bo Derek
Bo  (English)
Nickname Made Popular by Actress Bo Derek
Bo  (Scandinavian)
Nickname and Abbreviation. Famous Bearer: Actress Bo Derek
Daric  (Gaelic)
Strong; Oak-hearted. See Also Derek
Daric  (Irish)
Strong; Oak-hearted. See Also Derek
Darick  (Gaelic)
Strong; Oak-hearted. See Also Derek
Darick  (Irish)
Strong; Oak-hearted. See Also Derek
Darrick  (Gaelic)
Strong; Oak-hearted. See Also Derek
Darrick  (Irish)
Strong; Oak-hearted. See Also Derek
Darroch  (Gaelic)
Strong; Oak-hearted. See Also Derek
Darroch  (Irish)
Strong; Oak-hearted. See Also Derek
Darrock  (Gaelic)
Strong; Oak-hearted. See Also Derek
Darrock  (Irish)
Strong; Oak-hearted. See Also Derek
Dereck  (English)
Variant of Derek: Leader
Dereka  (English)
Gifted Ruler. Modern Feminine of Derek
Derica  (English)
Gifted Ruler. Modern Feminine of Derek
Dericka  (English)
Gifted Ruler. Modern Feminine of Derek
Derreck  (English)
Variant of Derek: Leader
Derrica  (English)
Gifted Ruler. Modern Feminine of Derek
Derry  (English)
Diminutive of Derek: Gifted Ruler. People Ruler. Variant of the Old German Theodoric. Famous Bearer: Derrick Was a Th Century Hangman at Tyhurn, Whose Name Became Synonymous With Gallows and Now Refer
Derry  (Irish)
Oak Grove. A Diminutive of Derek Which is Sometimes Used As an Independent Name Associated With the Irish Place Name 'Derry'
Dirk  (Dutch)
A Diminutive of Derek Meaning People Ruler. Famous Bearer: British Actor Dirk Bogarde. A Dutch Forms of Theodoric
Dirk  (English)
Variant of Derek: Gifted Ruler. People Ruler. Variant of the Old German Theodoric. Famous Bearer: Derrick Was a Th Century Hangman at Tyhurn, Whose Name Became Synonymous With 'Gallows' and Now Refers
Frederek  (Swedish)
Peaceful Ruler
Rick  (English)
Abbreviation of Richard 'Powerful; Strong Ruler.' Also a Diminutive of Derek, Meaning Gifted Ruler, People Ruler, a Variant of the Old German Theodoric
Ricky  (English)
Abbreviation of Richard 'Powerful; Strong Ruler.' Also a Diminutive of Derek, Meaning Gifted Ruler, People Ruler, a Variant of the Old German Theodoric

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