What does Arica mean?
Arica /ar-i-ca/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name. Arica's name origin is Old Norse, and the meaning of the name Arica is "complete ruler". Arica is an alternate form of Erica (Old Norse): Latinate feminine version of Eric. Arico is a familiar last name.
How popular is Arica?
Arica is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3585 out of 4276, Top 84%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Arica and related names. Prominent variation forms of Arica (outside Top 1000) rated in the Top 1000 are Erica (#657 a year ago), Erika (#678), Rikki, Ricki, Erykah and Ericka. Forms like Ricky are uncommon. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in the year 1994 (usage of 0.4712%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1108%, ▼76.5%), with the forms Erica, Erika, Ericka, Rikki and Erykah becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Arica is alike in pronunciation to Eroica. Other recommended similar baby names are Aaricia, Africa, Alica, Amica, Anica, Argia, Aria▲, Arina, Ariya, Ariza and Arza. These names tend to be less frequently used than Arica.