Derek

Derek is a boy name and means power of the tribe. It is a German name and its pronunciation is \d(e)-rek\. Other similar names and variants include: Darek, Darrick, Darriq, Darroch, Dedrick, Dereck, Deric, Derick, Derik, Deriq, Derk, Derreck, Derrek, Derrick, Derrik, Derry, Derryck, Derryk, Deryck, Deryk, Deryke, Dietrich, Dirk, Dirke, Dyrk, Jerrick. Derek is a very popular first name for men (#163 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women.
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Based on our intensive research on international Census data we identified the number of babies named Derek over the years and Derek's popularity rank:

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Derek VIP rank

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Famous people named Derek

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Famous actors named Derek and their movies

Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi

Born on October 22, 1938

  • Age: 82
  • Birth sign: Libra
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 16
Adam Resurrected

Adam Resurrected

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Cristian Motiu, Derek Jacobi

Three Sisters

Directed by: Laurence Olivier, John Sichel

Starring: Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell, Derek Jacobi

Basil

Basil

Directed by: Radha Bharadwaj

Starring: Christian Slater, Jared Leto, Claire Forlani, Derek Jacobi

Blueblood

Directed by: Andrew Sinclair

Starring: Oliver Reed, Fiona Lewis, Anna Gaël, Derek Jacobi

Derek Luke
Derek Luke

Born on April 24, 1974

  • Age: 47
  • Birth sign: Taurus
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 11
Sparkle

Sparkle

Directed by: Salim Akil

Starring: Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke

Country: United States of America

Friday Night Lights

Directed by: Peter Berg

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Jay Hernandez, Derek Luke, Lucas Black

Antwone Fisher

Directed by: Denzel Washington

Starring: Denzel Washington, Derek Luke, Joy Bryant, Malcolm David Kelley

Pieces of April

Pieces of April

Directed by: Peter Hedges

Starring: Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson, Derek Luke

Derek Rydall
Derek Rydall

Born on April 18, 1968

  • Age: 53
  • Birth sign: Aries
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 3

Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge

Directed by: Richard Friedman

Starring: Derek Rydall, Jonathan Goldsmith, Rob Estes, Pauly Shore

Popcorn

Directed by: Mark Herrier, Alan Ormsby

Starring: Jill Schoelen, Tom Villard, Dee Wallace, Derek Rydall

Night Visitor

Night Visitor

Directed by: Rupert Hitzig

Starring: Derek Rydall, Allen Garfield, Kathleen Bailey, Jovanni Brascia

Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter

Born on June 26, 1974

  • Age: 47
  • Birth sign: Cancer
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 1
The Other Guys

The Other Guys

Directed by: Adam McKay

Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter, Eva Mendes

Country: United States of America

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Famous directors named Derek and their movies

Derek Jarman
Derek Jarman

Born on January 31, 1942

  • Age:
  • Birth sign: Aquarius
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 15
War Requiem

War Requiem

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Nathaniel Parker, Tilda Swinton, Laurence Olivier, Patricia Hayes

Blue

Blue

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Derek Jarman, Tilda Swinton, John Quentin, Nigel Terry

The Tempest

The Tempest

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Peter Bull, David Meyer, Neil Cunningham, Heathcote Williams

The Last of England

The Last of England

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, 'Spring' Mark Adley, Gerrard McArthur

Derek Ford
Derek Ford
  • No. of movies: 9

The Girl from Starship Venus

Directed by: Derek Ford

Starring: Monika Ringwald, Mark Jones, Andrew Grant, Tony Kenyon

I Am a Groupie

Directed by: Derek Ford

Starring: Esme Johns, Billy Boyle, Richard Shaw, Donald Sumpter

The Swappers

Directed by: Derek Ford

Starring: James Donnelly, Larry Taylor, Valerie St. John, Denys Hawthorne

This, That and the Other!

Directed by: Derek Ford

Starring: Victor Spinetti, Vanessa Howard, Dennis Waterman, Vanda Hudson

Derek Cianfrance
Derek Cianfrance

Born on January 23, 1974

  • Age: 47
  • Birth sign: Aquarius
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 8

The Place Beyond the Pines

Directed by: Derek Cianfrance

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Craig Van Hook

The Light Between Oceans

Directed by: Derek Cianfrance

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Florence Clery

Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine

Directed by: Derek Cianfrance

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman, Faith Wladyka

Country: United States of America

The Place Beyond The Pines

The Place Beyond The Pines

Directed by: Derek Cianfrance

Derek Savage
Derek Savage
  • No. of movies: 4

Cool Cat Saves the Kids

Directed by: Derek Savage

Starring: Vivica A. Fox, Erik Estrada, Derek Savage, Jason Johnson

Cool Cat Saves the Kids

Cool Cat Saves the Kids

Directed by: Derek Savage

Cool Cat Kids Superhero

Cool Cat Kids Superhero

Directed by: Derek Savage

Gun Self-Defense for Ladies

Gun Self-Defense for Ladies

Directed by: Derek Savage

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Famous writers named Derek and their books

Derek Hough
Derek Hough

Born on May 17, 1985

  • Age: 36
  • Birth sign: Taurus
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 5
Taking The Lead

Taking The Lead

By:

Derek Hough, the dashing Emmy Award-winning fan favorite, and only five-time champion of the hit ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars, tells the inspiring story of his life and career,

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Derek a popular name?

Over the years Derek was most popular in 1980. According to the latest US census information Derek ranks #90th while according to famousnames.vip Derek ranks #4th.

How popular is the name Derek?

According to the US census in 2018, 1051 boys were born named Derek, making Derek the #311th name more popular among boy names. In 1980 Derek had the highest rank with 7303 boys born that year with this name.

How common is the name Derek?

Derek is #311th in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name Derek more popular ?

The name Derek was more popular in 1980 with 7303 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Derek

The last time a baby was named Derek was in 2020, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2020 are named Derek?

In 2020 there were 1051 baby boys named Derek.

Who is a famous person named Derek?

There a several famous people named Derek, for example actor Derek Jacobi, director Derek Jarman, actor Derek Luke.

Who is a famous actor/actress named Derek?

A famous actor/actress named Derek is Derek Jacobi, starring in 4 movies, including Adam Resurrected and Three Sisters.

Who is a famous director named Derek?

A famous director named Derek is Derek Jarman, who directed 4 movies, including War Requiem and Blue.

How many famous actors/actresses are named Derek?

There are 4 actors named Derek including Derek Jacobi and Derek Luke who appeared in movies such as Adam Resurrected and Sparkle.

How many famous directors are named Derek?

There are 4 directors named Derek including Derek Jarman and Derek Ford who directed movies such as War Requiem and The Girl from Starship Venus.