A spelling variant of the Danish name Derek, meaning “the people’s ruler.” And “the people” really means “his parents,” because you know your life is going to revolve around his nap and snack schedule from this point on, right?
You could go with Rick but why not just name him Rick in the first place, ya know?
Famous people named Derrick:
Football players Derrick Brooks, Derrick Thomas, Derrick Ramsey, Derrick Mason, and Derrick Johnson; rapper Derrick Jones (a.k.a. D-Nice); basketball players Derrick Rose, Derrick Coleman, and Derrick Favors.
A derrick is equipment used to help in drilling for oil.