Meaning and Origin of: Derrick

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Ruler

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English and Dutch : from the personal name Derrick (now more commonly spelled Derek in England, earlier Dederick), which was introduced to England in the 15th century, from Dutch Diederick, Dirck (see Terry).
  • Irish : an English introduction of the same origin as 1, but occasionally a variant of Derrig.