Derek is a male name. It is the English language short form of Dederik, the Low German form of the name Theoderic. Theoderic is an old Germanic name with an original meaning of "people-ruler".

Common variants of the name are Derrek, Derick and Derrick, more rarely also Deryck or 'Derrok'. The Dutch language short form of the same Low German / Low Franconian name is Dirk (popularised by the actor Dirk Bogarde) and the Low German Di(e)rk (Dierk Hoff).

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Treverton Preparatory School And College - History
... in 1963, shared his enthusiasm with friends and encouraged his brother Derek Hudson-Reed, a teacher at St Stithians College, to visit the school site ... school, were the Rev Dr Syd Hudson-Reed (RIP 2010), Prof John Jonsson (RIP 2011), Dr Derek Hudson-Reed (RIP 2003), Mr Wilfred Harland (RIP 1998) and the Rev Rae Trew ... School opened in 1964 with 51 pupils under the headmastership of Derek Hudson-Reed, who took the school through to the first Matric class in 1970 ...
Derek, Armenia
40.70333°N 44.32611°E / 40.70333 44.32611 Derek Դերեկ Derek Coordinates 40°42′12″N 44°19′34″E / 40.70333°N 44.32611°E / 40.70333 44.32611 Country Armenia Marz (Province) Aragatsotn ...