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. An alternate spelling is Derrick. 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.
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
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