Spelling variation of Derek
"the people's ruler"

Derrick Origin and Meaning

The name Derrick is a boy's name of Danish origin meaning "the people's ruler".

Variation of Derek.

# 715 in the US

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Famous People Named Derrick

  • Derrick Martell RoseAmerican basketball player
  • Derrick Watkinsbirth name of Fonzworth Bentley, American musician, author and TV personality
  • Derrick Jones aka DNice, American rapper
  • Derrick RostagnoAmerican tennis player
  • Derrick Dewan BrooksAmerican NFL football player
  • Derrick MayAmerican techno musician
  • Derrick Vincent ThomasAmerican NFL football player
  • Derrick James MasonAmerican NFL football player
  • Derrick "DJ" O’Hara JohnsonAmerican NFL football player
  • Derrick RamseyAmerican NFL football player
  • Derrick ColemanAmerican basketball player
  • Derrick BrewAmerican Olympic runner
  • Derrick Bernard FavorsAmerican basketball player
  • Derrick Barrydrag queen/female impersonater
  • Derrick Kankakeefounder of Kankakee Community College.
  • Derrick Derricoson of Karen and Deon Derrico, featured on TLC’s ‘Doubling Down with the Derricos’

Derrick in Pop Culture

  • Derrick Adlercharacter on TV's "Close to Home"
  • Derrick Harringtoncharacter in The Clique Series
  • "Derrick" German TV series featuring DCI Stephan Derrick
  • Derrick 'Derry' and Derrick 'Roddy' Farrarfather and son characters in "Vital Signs" by Barbara Wood
  • Introduced into England via the Low Countries (a late 16thcentury London hangman called Derick is the origin of the use of "derrick" for a hoisting apparatus)