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- MeaningDiminutive of Derek: Gifted ruler. People ruler. Variant of the Old German Theodoric. Famous bearer: Derrick was a 17th century hangman at Tyhurn, whose name became synonymous with gallows and now refers to a type of crane.
DescriptionPeople with this name are excellent at analyzing, understanding, and learning. They tend to be mystics, philosophers, scholars, and teachers. Because they live so much in the mind, they tend to be quiet and introspective, and are usually introverts. When presented with issues, they will see the larger picture. Their solitary thoughtfulness and analysis of people and world events may make them seem aloof, and sometimes even melancholy.
Soul UrgePeople with this name have a deep inner desire to create and express themselves, often in public speaking, acting, writing or singing. They also yearn to have beauty around them in their home and work environment.Variations
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