Derrick - A very unique male name
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.
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.
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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 meaningDerrick 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 /
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.
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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.