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The name Derek is of English origin, and means ruler of the people.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Derek has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Derek
Use of the Name Derek for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
200,674 198,708 137,784 32,858 14,239 5,249 2,516
The table below indicates the number of times the name Derek has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Derek first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1943, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Derek
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
194371580  
194493447  
1945    
194696748  
194789061  
194886562  
1949644113  
1950471202  
1951407277  
1952363345  
1953373335  
1954363396  
1955331500  
1956298617  
1957283676  
1958256913  
1959254981  
19602481,044  
19612051,400  
19621871,596  
19631771,636  
19641731,585  
19651671,798  
19661412,112  
19671232,444  
19681222,458  
19691092,924  
1970774,139  
1971634,657  
1972674,139  
1973693,919  
1974743,630  
1975833,179  
1976843,164  
1977843,437  
1978753,789  
1979724,187  
1980507,221  
1981536,474  
1982506,981  
1983516,975  
1984526,960  
1985566,655  
1986576,898  
1987548,244  
1988538,063  
1989548,361  
1990548,070  
1991596,900  
1992626,289  
1993675,753  
1994775,082  
1995834,449  
19961013,919  
19971063,666  
19981103,404  
19991153,181  
20001213,206  
20011323,002  
20021392,782  
20031492,733  
20041552,516  
Totals:  200,674 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Derek as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Derek appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 61 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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