Meaning:power of the tribe
This variation of Derek has just as much charm as its predecessor. Popular since the 1940s, Derrick could be shortened to Rick but why do that? It has a full-bodied feel because of the extra letters and a more wholesome ambiance. This name is popular among athletes like Derrick Rose of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Derrick Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs and Derrick Favors of the Utah Jazz, making Derrick a strong, sporty choice.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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