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Derek Meaning - Origin and Names


Origin of first name:

Germanic

Meaning of the name:

From the Germanic thiudoreiks, "master of the people".
It is an abbreviation of the name Theodoric, very popular in English-speaking countries and Germany. The Dereks are celebrated in memory of Theodoric Enden, a Dutch Franciscan religious victim of Calvinist repression.
The Derek are celebrated on July 9th.
Derivatives: Derick, Dirk.

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