Famous People Named Derek

by derek on September 7, 2007 · 41 comments

Yesterday I had mentioned the website keyword suggestions tool and how you could use it to find relevant keywords for your own site.
As I was browsing through the results for this blog, I was interested to see the list of suggested keywords related to the name Derek. When I saw this list of names, I thought it would be fun to provide a list of the famous people, or at least the most searched for people, named Derek.

  • Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter

    There probably aren’t too many people that are unfamiliar with Derek Jeter, starting shortstop for the New York Yankees.

    Derek Jeter has been playing with the Yankees for his entire MLB career, which is something that is not very common in the current era of free agency. Personally, I’m not a fan of the Yankees or of Derek Jeter but there is no mistaking his popularity.

  • Bo Derek

    Bo Derek

    Another famous Derek that is likely known to most people, Bo Derek rose to stardom and her status as a sex symbol after co-starring in the movie 10 in 1979.

    As a kid, I remember being teased about my name as kids would call me Bo Derek. Who’s laughing now? Okay, it still sucks to have been called a woman’s name but I guess it could have been worse. Maybe.

  • Derek and the Dominos

    Derek and the Dominos

    While not technically a person named Derek, the band Derek and the Dominos receive quite a bit of attention for having released only one studio album.

    Derek and the Dominos were formed in 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton with keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle and drummer Jim Gordon.

    By the way, I’ve been asked where the Dominos are before when people have heard my name is Derek. I guess that is better than being called Bo Derek.

  • Life with Derek

    Life with Derek

    Derek Venturi, played by actor Michael Seater, is a teenager dealing with life in a more modern version of the Brady Bunch. The show, Life with Derek, has been fairly successful on the Disney channel.

    My kids enjoy the show and I have to admit that I have watched it with them from time to time and the show is mildly entertaining, or maybe I just fall into a trance watching a show that co-stars Ashley Leggat.

  • Derek Daniel

    Derek Daniel

    I have to admit that when I first saw the name Derek Daniel in the list of keywords, I assumed it was a typo by people looking for Danielle Derek.

    When I did a little searching of my own, I realized that there is a freelance photographer and graphic design artist from Tuscaloosa, AL named Derek Daniel.

    Whether this is who people are looking to find I cannot say for sure, but he has some pretty cool work so I am going to list him here.

  • Derek Prince

    Derek Prince

    Derek Prince was an internationally recognized Bible teacher who hosted the daily radio program Today with Derek Prince.

  • Danielle Derek

    Danielle Derek

    Danielle Derek is a famous porn star, although I had never heard the name and I am not just saying that because my wife might be reading this post. But let me tell you, it was very hard to find a picture of Danielle Derek with clothes on.

  • Derek Sherinian

    Derek Sherinian

    Derek “Caligula of Keyboards” Sherinian is a keyboardist from Los Angeles. Including a handful of solo albums, Derek Sherinian has also worked with musicians such as Alice Cooper, Billy Idol and KISS.

  • Derek Webb

    Derek Webb

    Following the trend of musicians, Derek Webb is a singer-songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee. Derek Webb was a member of Caedmon’s Call before leaving the band to release a few solo albums. Earlier this year he rejoined Caedmon’s Call.

  • Derek Trucks Band

    Derek Trucks Band

    Derek Trucks, named one of the “New Guitar Gods” by Rolling Stone, formed the Derek Trucks Band in 1994. In 1999, Derek Trucks joined his uncle, drummer Butch Trucks, as a member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Honorable Mention

While I would love to continue this adventure through the ranks of famous people named Derek, I wanted to highlight the top 10 people named Derek as reported by the keyword suggestion tool mentioned earlier.
But before I close out this list of people, I’d like to include an honorable mention for the following Dereks:

  • Derek Bailey
  • Derek Walcott
  • Derek Roy
  • Derek Acorah
  • Derek Lam
  • Derek Hammond Stroud
  • Derek Luke
  • Derek Bell
  • Derek Fisher
  • Derek Williams

Once you have a chance to review the keywords for your own site, I’d be interested to see if you find any interesting pieces of information buried in the results.
Hopefully you have enjoyed this look at a few of the famous people named Derek. I know it has been an educational experience for me because I was not familiar with some of these names.

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{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

Brown Baron September 7, 2007 at 12:49 pm

I think you forgot to add the name “the Derek” heh.


derek September 7, 2007 at 1:32 pm

Lol, I didn’t want to be too egotistical! πŸ˜‰


Blogs for Money September 7, 2007 at 4:03 pm

lol =)


XP Registry Hacks September 7, 2007 at 10:00 pm

Derek Daniel – he’s not really famous, is he?
What about Zoolander – he’s way more famous then this dude!


Tom - StandOutBlogger.com May 27, 2008 at 1:09 am

I was waiting for someone to mention him. I was thinking ‘what about Zoolander’ the whole way through that post!
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Derek Zoolander August 21, 2008 at 4:21 pm

You were thinking of me all the way through this post. That is weak, let alone very homo-erotic. I gotta pee, but I’d really like to continue this conversation when I get back…


XP Registry Hacks September 7, 2007 at 10:02 pm

Danielle Derek is a famous porn star, although I had never heard the name and I am not just saying that because my wife might be reading this post. But let me tell you, it was very hard to find a picture of Danielle Derek with clothes on.
HA! I’m sitting here thinking about your research on this post – did you have to make sure the house was empty?!


Derrich September 8, 2007 at 7:47 pm

You forgot Derrich & Derrik. Hmpf!


Warhammer September 9, 2007 at 9:55 am

Nice list πŸ˜€


chilli September 9, 2007 at 8:18 pm

bo derek and danielle derek rule! πŸ™‚ theyΒ΄re so cute…


Derek Zoolander August 21, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Chilli, I really hope your a chick. …?


Derek Zoolander August 21, 2008 at 4:27 pm

By your… I meant you are…


derek September 9, 2007 at 9:28 pm

@Saman :: The research was tough and grueling but somebody had to do it! πŸ™‚
@Derrich :: If I added the trio of Derrich, Derrik and Derek to this post, we would have overshadowed all of these other people. Besides, you guys spell it wrong! πŸ˜‰
@Warhammer :: Thanks.
@Chilli :: During my research, I certainly saw quite a bit of both of them.


Derrich September 10, 2007 at 10:07 am

I thought the idea was for us to take over the world. Get on board, man!


Rose September 10, 2007 at 12:09 am

That was fun. I just did Rose and of course it listed gun n roses second. lol


ms danielle September 10, 2007 at 8:03 pm

hence all of the keyword searches for “danielle derek porn” in my long tails πŸ™‚


derek September 10, 2007 at 10:40 pm

Exactly, I see the same thing over and over. Maybe she has an affiliate program, lol. πŸ™‚


CA December 22, 2007 at 7:06 am

DaniΓ«lle Derek is the hottest, sexiest most PERFECT divine Blonde porn beauty around!!!!!!!!!


Nicole Price April 29, 2008 at 1:06 am

I only knew Bo Derek from the list. And that pic of Danielle Derek is the most clothed one you could find? lol
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derek April 29, 2008 at 9:54 am

Lol, if you only knew how difficult it was to find a picture of her that was even remotely PG enough to post here. All that searching was in the name of research though. πŸ˜‰


Steve Elliott April 29, 2008 at 11:42 am

I hadn’t seen this post until it came up on the “most visited for the month list”. Bo Derek, now there’s a blast from the past!


Asia'h Epperson May 27, 2008 at 6:46 pm

You just given me another idea to create a post. Though it will be a bit tough for me. πŸ™‚
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derek May 27, 2008 at 9:04 pm

Yeah, I think you will have your work cut out for you but you can get creative!


Ryan July 8, 2008 at 10:54 pm

whys everyone so nice on here.. this post was the gayest waste of time ive ever seen in my life


Ryan July 8, 2008 at 10:55 pm

all dereks are gay


Larry @ Commercial Lighting July 15, 2008 at 1:45 pm

LOL I actually like Life with Derek. I don’t even mind the occasionally Canadian accent.


Eva White July 29, 2008 at 2:14 am

I knew Bo Derek and Life with Derek. The rest are all new to me.


bob @ ipod repair September 30, 2008 at 7:53 pm

Seems weird that the above person knew bo derek and life with derek. Seems like an odd combination to know of.


Derek Delaggio October 15, 2008 at 7:52 pm

You forgot prob the most famous Derek – the actor Derek Duvall!
and also worth a mention is the DJ Derrick May (Ok a different spelling, but he helped created house music!).
There was a DJ called Derek Dehlarge from the UK and he apparantly got his name from a 70’s porn star lol.
There was a UK rapper called Derek B in the 1980’s/90’s.


derek October 15, 2008 at 9:44 pm

The above list was simply the names that turned up as receiving the most searches based on the keyword “derek”, so while some of the names you mentioned might be more worthy, people aren’t searching for them.


Mark August 5, 2010 at 6:03 am

You have to admit that its a nice name.


Karla November 16, 2010 at 1:31 am

Well, Derek is a nice name though! There a few people that I know of who has that name! Anyway, thanks for sharing your blog!!!


Paulette January 23, 2011 at 3:16 am

Im thinking of blogging the same topic next time around.Very cool dude!


Cadeau voor hem June 24, 2011 at 9:30 am

I prefer Danielle Derek πŸ˜‰


Online Opportunities July 17, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Me too πŸ™‚


declan hughes August 10, 2011 at 4:44 am

derek acorah ! – famous scouser ghost hunter wooooooooooooahhh! (scary noise )


Jack@Wall Heaters December 30, 2011 at 3:40 am

I know Derek Sherinian, and I love his music!! It’s amazing.


Stan@Michigan Insurance Companes January 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I remember this post from back in the day…LOLed at the life with Derek comment.


Jean @ Used Tires February 2, 2012 at 5:10 am

Wow, quite a good number of famous Dereks. I have to say I never realized how similar Bo Derek looks to Greta Gardo.


Joe@Cancun May 29, 2012 at 11:48 am

That is really cool, I have too many people with such a common name like joe


Jean @ Used Tires June 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

The only famous person I can think of with my name is actor Jean Claude van Damme and that is who I mention when someone asks how to pronounce my name too!


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