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Gender: Male Meaning of Derrick: "the people's ruler" Origin of Derrick: Spelling variation of Derek Derrick's Popularity in 2017: #443

The name Derrick is a boy's name of Danish origin meaning "the people's ruler". Derrick is ranked #443 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That? (Boys)".

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Variation of Derek.

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Famous People Named Derrick

Derrick Martell Rose, American basketball player
Derrick Watkins, birth name of Fonzworth Bentley, American musician, author and TV personality
Derrick Jones aka D-Nice, American rapper
Derrick Rostagno, American tennis player
Derrick Dewan Brooks, American NFL football player
Derrick May, American techno musician
Derrick Vincent Thomas, American NFL football player
Derrick James Mason, American NFL football player
Derrick "DJ" O’Hara Johnson , American NFL football player
Derrick Ramsey, American NFL football player
Derrick Coleman, American basketball player
Derrick Brew, American Olympic runner
Derrick Bernard Favors, American basketball player
Derrick Barry, drag queen/female impersonater
Derrick Kankakee, founder of Kankakee Community College.

Pop Culture References for the name Derrick

Derrick Adler, character on TV's "Close to Home"
Derrick Harrington, character in The Clique Series
"Derrick," German TV series featuring DCI Stephan Derrick
Derrick 'Derry' and Derrick 'Roddy' Farrar, father and son characters in "Vital Signs" by Barbara Wood
Introduced into England via the Low Countries (a late 16th-century London hangman called Derick is the origin of the use of "derrick" for a hoisting apparatus)