Derived from the English name Dederick, which came from a Germanic name meaning “ruler of the people.” When you have a little Derek in the house, you may as well change that to “ruler of the parents.”
Derek can’t be shortened unless you just wanna go with Dere.
Famous people named Derek:
Dancer Derek Hough; baseball players Derek Lowe and Derek Jeter; NFL players Derek Hardman, Derek Hagan, Derek Newton, Derek Landri, and Derek Cox; chemist Derek Barton.
Derek is an Emmy-nominated British TV series written and directed by, and starring, Ricky Gervais.