Meaning:Power of the tribe; People's ruler; Red
Although short and sweet, the name Derk has quite a lot of power behind it. Fun and unique, Derk means “power of the tribe,” making for the perfect choice for your fearless little leader. Also spelled as Dirk, it is believed to come from the more popular German name Derek, which ultimately originates from Theodoric. Thanks to its many variations, Derk has another definition of “people's ruler,” setting baby up to be a natural born leader. As well as a given name, Derk is a surname of Irish origin that comes from the Irish dearg, meaning “red.”
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