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Derek Name Popularity

How popular is the name Derek? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 1,132 9 0.0009%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 996 12 0.0012%
1940 1,148 9 0.0008%
1941 0 0%
1942 950 18 0.0014%
1943 773 35 0.0027%
1944 1,028 12 0.001%
1945 1,369 5 0.0004%
1946 1,033 15 0.001%
1947 948 22 0.0013%
1948 845 29 0.0018%
1949 646 70 0.0044%
1950 487 144 0.0089%
1951 414 224 0.0132%
1952 368 303 0.0174%
1953 378 295 0.0167%
1954 357 367 0.0201%
1955 335 448 0.0244%
1956 301 581 0.0308%
1957 283 641 0.0333%
1958 255 892 0.0472%
1959 254 956 0.0503%
1960 248 1,018 0.0537%
1961 204 1,387 0.0735%
1962 187 1,593 0.0868%
1963 177 1,621 0.0903%
1964 172 1,574 0.0894%
1965 167 1,781 0.1089%
1966 141 2,090 0.1339%
1967 123 2,439 0.1607%
1968 122 2,455 0.1635%
1969 108 2,923 0.1897%
1970 77 4,149 0.2607%
1971 63 4,677 0.3112%
1972 67 4,144 0.3043%
1973 69 3,930 0.3031%
1974 74 3,637 0.2798%
1975 83 3,182 0.2476%
1976 84 3,165 0.2456%
1977 82 3,447 0.2557%
1978 75 3,804 0.2829%
1979 72 4,204 0.2982%
1980 50 7,248 0.4957%
1981 53 6,478 0.4407%
1982 50 6,989 0.4677%
1983 51 6,983 0.4732%
1984 52 6,972 0.4687%
1985 56 6,659 0.4387%
1986 57 6,900 0.4571%
1987 54 8,247 0.5404%
1988 53 8,070 0.5179%
1989 54 8,362 0.5182%
1990 54 8,075 0.4872%
1991 59 6,893 0.4229%
1992 62 6,292 0.3942%
1993 67 5,756 0.3692%
1994 77 5,082 0.3311%
1995 83 4,452 0.2954%
1996 100 3,916 0.2615%
1997 106 3,670 0.2481%
1998 110 3,410 0.2278%
1999 113 3,181 0.2124%
2000 121 3,210 0.2101%
2001 132 3,005 0.1994%
2002 138 2,781 0.1856%
2003 148 2,742 0.1802%
2004 156 2,539 0.1666%
2005 172 2,405 0.1573%
2006 159 2,642 0.1687%
2007 142 2,841 0.1801%
2008 158 2,483 0.1607%
2009 170 2,281 0.1526%
2010 170 2,274 0.1578%
2011 182 2,127 0.1493%
2012 181 2,100 0.1474%
2013 204 1,853 0.1302%
2014 204 1,860 0.1277%
2015 209 1,860 0.1278%
2016 225 1,695 0.1176%
2017 238 1,521 0.109%
2018 259 1,360 0.099%
2019 302 1,074 0.0793%
2020 309 1,010 0.0794%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Derek

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What names are variants of Derek?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Derek.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Darek

Power of the tribe

German

Darrick

A short variant form of Theodore.

American

Darriq

Power of the tribe

German

Dereck

Power of the tribe

German

Deric

Power of the tribe

German

Derick

Power of the tribe

German

Derik

Power of the tribe

German

Deriq

Power of the tribe

German

Derk

Power of the tribe

German

Derreck

Power of the tribe

German

Derrek

Power of the tribe

German

Derrick

Power of the tribe

German

Derrik

Power of the tribe

German

Derryck

Power of the tribe

German

Derryk

Power of the tribe

German

Deryck

Power of the tribe

German

Deryk

Power of the tribe

German

Deryke

Power of the tribe

German

Dirk

A Dutch equivalent of Theodoric.

Danish

Dirke

Power of the tribe

German

Dyrk

Power of the tribe

German


What names sound like Derek?

If you like how Derek sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Derek.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dierck

Danish

Dirck

Power of the tribe

German

Tarek

Evening caller

Arabic


What names are similar to Derek?

Find a name that’s like Derek, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Darroch

Strong; oak-hearted

Irish

Dedrick

Power of the tribe

German

Derry

Oak grove

Irish

Dietrich

German equivalent of Theodoric.

German

Jerrick

American


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