First name origins & meanings:
- Irish: Redhead
- German: Ruler
First name variations: Deree, Derey, Deri, Derie, Derree, Derrey, Derri, Derrie, Dery, Derik, Dirk, Derick, Derrick, Derrik, Derrike, Derych, Derex, Derek
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: variant of Deary, or alternatively a nickname
for a merchant or tradesman, from Anglo-French darree
‘pennyworth’, from Old French denree.
- Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Doiridh, the name of an
eccesiastical family from Donegal, meaning ‘descendant of
Doireadh’. Derry is often confused with Deery.
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