Derrick

Derrick - A very unique male name



  Feb 25,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Derrick, meaning the people's ruler, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1943 on position #1547. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Derrick and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Derrick? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Derrick. The baby boy name Derrick was given to 1,012 baby boys in 2012, ranking #315 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,622 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Derrick peaked in popularity 37 years ago in 1980 on position 74.



Famous with this name

Derrick Tate
Derrick Ballard
Derrick Damions


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Derrick is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Derrick is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #133 - and is the least popular in Indiana at position #699.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Derrick is where you live.


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Derrick origin and meaning

Derrick is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means the people's ruler. To see famous people named Derrick, pop culture references for the name Derrick and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Derrick

We've found the following names that sound similar to Derrick, sorted by popularity.

Derek / Darius / Drake / Derick / Dirk / Darrius / Darrick / Dereck / Dedrick / Derik /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012315
2011302
2010308
2009295
2008286
2007267
2006254
2005245
2004253
2003246
2002236
2001232
2000218
1999213
1998194
1997186
1996169
1995159
1994136
1993129
1992119
1991111
1990106
198999
198897
198786
198687
198583
198479
198378
198278
198178
198074
197980
197876
197781
197691
197591
197488
197387
197291
197184
197096
1969109
1968116
1967120
1966128
1965131
1964157
1963165
1962190
1961197
1960235
1959229
1958244
1957249
1956254
1955276
1954319
1953373
1952390
1951451
1950494
1949782
1948844
19471203
19461553
19431547

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi133
Delaware181
Tennessee210
Georgia214
Louisiana216
Pennsylvania222
Alabama233
Michigan237
Ohio245
Maryland249
District of Columbia250
South Carolina251
Virginia257
Florida263
Illinois271
Oklahoma283
Idaho285
Kentucky288
Missouri289
Texas291
North Carolina294
Arkansas297
New Jersey312
New York346
West Virginia347
Nevada365
California370
Wisconsin388
Washington391
New Mexico394
Kansas409
Arizona410
Iowa414
Colorado508
Minnesota645
Indiana699

Even more about Derrick


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Derrick a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Derrick?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1980
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Derrick
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,622
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1943
2012 births +1,012

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