Derek

power of the tribe
ORIGIN: German
POPULARITY: 422
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.

famous Dereks

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  • Derek Jeter
    Baseball Player
  • Derek Carr
    Football Player
  • Derek Brandon
    Actor
  • Derek Fisher
    Basketball Player

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