Meaning and Origin of: Derrick

Derrick originates from the German term for "Ruler."

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Ruler

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.