Meaning:Ruler of the people
Derrick is a boy’s name and surname of Germanic origin. It’s a shortened form of Theodoric, which combines the elements þeud, meaning “people” with rīc, meaning “ruler” to create “ruler of the people.” With this name, your little one is sure to be a born leader! Theodoric is more commonly shortened to Derek, but Derrick is a great alternative if you’re looking for something more unusual. A famous bearer of this name is NFL player Derrick Henry.
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