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Derek Name Meaning

Derek meaning

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Derek

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Gender :
Masculine
Meaning of Derek :

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Pronounciation
of Name Derek :
/DER-ik/
Etymology
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History
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Popular In :
The United States, England and Wales, and Canada
Information about the
Name of Derek :
Derek is actually a contraction of the English name Theodoric. Also, the term 'derrik' was used for the frame of the hangman's noose.
Famous People with
Name Derek :
Derek Walcott- He is a poet who received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. Derek Jacobi- He is an English actor and stage director who had appearances as Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, and Oedipus the King. Derek Drouin- He is a Canadian high jumper who is from Corunna, Ontario and is the reigning world champion in high jump.
Variant Names of Derek:

Derrick, Derry, Dirk, Darek, Darrick

Diederick (German), Diederik (Dutch), Dieter (German), Dietreich (German), Ditrik (Hungarian), Dorek (Polish), Tiede (Dutch)

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Popularity Rank :

Derek name was top ranked at 709 position in American during year 1943and most recently ranked at 210 position in American during year 2015

     

Name Derek has been Most Popular throughout the last hundred plus years and ranked at 315 position. 226144 numbers of people were named Derek so far in last 100 years. (SSA) More about rank of Derek

Derek Numerology :
Personality No. 6. People with name Derek are loving & domestic. They love tranquility & comfort. They are artistic & likes quality. They work well with others & love to discuss things. Person with Derek having 6 as Personality number love music, tidiness & attires. They are confident & also a good healer. They are charming, intelligent, serene, generous & co-operative. More Numerology

More About Name : Derek

  • Derek is pretty much an incredibly awesome name. Of course, I am also heavily biased.

  • Name is obtained from the Germanic name Theodoric, which is composed by the two elements thiuda means folk and reiks means ruler.

  • Derek name was first introduced in 15th century, who Flemish cloth traders and immigrants in Britain.

  • Derek means "GREAT RULER". I researched those in books and found this meaning above. Hope it helps.

Name Analysis of Derek

Character Analysis of Derek : Persons with the name Derek feel compelled to build strong foundations for themselves and those around them, particularly family.

Love Life of Derek : Persons are attracted by the strange things, unusual, quirky also want their sex life to be so.

Name Letter Analysis of Derek

D : Persons are grounded and pragmatic

E : Persons are freedom-loving, sensual and enthusiastic

R : Persons feel things strongly and their rich, intense inner life emanates outward

E : Persons are freedom-loving, sensual and enthusiastic

K : Persons are all about enlightenment

Astrological (Vedic) Aspect of Name Derek

Acoording to vedic astrology , Rashi for the name Derek is Kark and Moon sign associated with the name Derek is Cancer.

The name Derek has Water element. Moon is the Ruling Planet for the name Derek . The name Derek having moon sign as Cancer is represented by The Crab and considered as Cardinal .

Normally, people with the name Derek are usually determined toward their goals. They are also imaginative and have a great memory.

Other name options, having Cancer moon sign are name starting with : Ha, Hi, Hu, He, Ho, Da, De, Di, Du, Do, Hr.

Nakshatra (Vedic) of Name Derek

The name Derek is suitable for baby born in Ashlesha nakshatra

Ashlesha Nakshatra: "The embrace"

Lord: Budh (Mercury)
Symbol: Serpent
Deity : Sarpas or Nagas, deified snakes
Indian zodiac: 16°40' - 30° Karka
Western zodiac 12°40' - 26° Leo
Other name options, having Ashlesha nakashatra are name starting with : Di,  Du,  De,  Do.

Famous Name Derek

  • Derek Stillie

    s a Scottish footballer, currently at Gillingham, although he has announced his retirement from the end of his contract on 2008-06-30. He played as a goalkeeper.

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  • John Derek

    was an American actor, director and photographer most famous for the women to whom he was married. Born Derek Delevan Harris in Hollywood, California, he was first married to actress Pati Behrs (1922-2004), grand-niece of Leo Tolstoy and mother of his two

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