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Dedric is a beautiful name for boys that dates back to the Germanic Theodoric. It has a unique and strong sound. Dedric is relatively rare, meaning your son will stand out, as it is only on the top 19,000 list as of 2021.

Meaning of the name Dedric:

English: the people's ruler
French: the people's ruler

Origin of the name Dedric:

The baby name Dedric is an alternate of Derek in England and Dideric in France. Each of these names goes back to the Dutch Diederik, which is a variation of the Germanic Theodoric. Theodoric comes from the Germanic words “theud” and “ric.”

Symbolism of the name Dedric:

Dedric means “the people's ruler,” just like Derek and Dideric. All three of these names date back to the Germanic Theodoric. The word “theud” translates to “people,” and “ric” to “ruler.”

Style of the name Dedric:

Traditional

Gender of the name Dedric:

Dedric is a strong name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Dedric:

DAY-dreek or DAY-drik

Number of syllables in the name Dedric:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Dedric:

Dedric is a strong and unique name. It is simple enough to still be approachable, however.

Alternative spellings for the name Dedric:

  • Dedrik
  • Dedrick
  • Dedricc
  • Dedryck
  • Dedryc
  • Dedryk
  • Dedrycc

Nicknames for the name Dedric:

  • Dric
  • Dri
  • Dee
  • Ric
  • Ricci

Popularity of the name Dedric:

Dedric was a top 1,000 baby name in America from 1970 to 1978. In 1970, it was at rank 941, and it left the list at number 935. Dedric ranked highest in 1971 at 821.

Related names for the name Dedric:

Great middle names for Dedric and their meanings:

  • Aiken (little Adam, man, earth)
  • Mattias (gift of God)
  • Cleveland (the land of the cliffs)
  • Arthur (bear)
  • Jeremy (lifted up by God, exalted by God)
  • Neville (new town)
  • Tyson (high-spirited)
  • Ellison (son of Elias, son of Elijah)

Famous people with the name Dedric:

  • Dedric Washington (actor, “The Match-Stick Flame”)

Dedrics in popular culture:

There are no fictional references to the name Dedric.