Meaning:power of the tribe
It’s probably safe to say that New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter has had something to do with the continued popularity of this name. Derek, from the Old German name Theodoric and meaning “power of the tribe,” was imported to England by immigrant Flemish weavers during the Middle Ages. Other celebrities who’ve hit a home run with this headstrong, no-nonsense name include Derek Hough of Dancing With the Stars and former New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher.
Famous People Named Derek
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Derek BrandonActor
- Derek CarrFootball Player
- Derek FisherBasketball Player
- Derek JeterBaseball Player
Popularity Trend Chart
Roll over the visual for detailed rankings by year.
Source: Social Security Administration
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.
Article saved.Go to My Saved Articles
Name added. View Your List