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What does Arika mean?

Arika Pronunciation of Arika [ari-ka] as a name for girls is of Old Norse derivation, and the meaning of the name Arika is "complete ruler". Arika is an alternate form of Erica (Old Norse): Latinate feminine version of Eric.

Associated with: norse, ruler (queen).


Arika has 16 variants: Aerica, Aericka, Airica, Airicka, Airika, Arica, Eraca, Ericka, Erika, Erikka, Erricka, Eryca, Erycka, Eryka, Erykah and Eyrica.

5 more alternative forms via Erica: Elika, Enrica, Enrika, Erike and Terica.

Creative forms:
(female) Akika, Ariaki, ..

(male) Arigo, Arila, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arika Juliette (A.J.), ..

How popular is Arika?

Arika is a rare first name for females. Arika is a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Arika was first listed in 1990 and reached its peak rank of #1465 in the U.S. in the year 1991, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arika name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arika outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Arica, Erica (#681 last year), Ericka, Erika (#728), Eryka and Erykah are the prominent related forms of Arika ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Elika, are seldom used. These forms of Arika were at the top of their popularity 3 decades ago (median #1121) and have become significantly less common since (#1629, 96% less usage).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arika, Arica, Erica, Ericka, Erika in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eryka, Erykah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Erica, Erika outside U.S.

Similar Names

Arika is alike in pronunciation to Eriko, Eroica and Yuriko. Other recommended names are Abia, Abina, Adia, Adila, Adima, Adina, Adira, Adiva, Adria, Adrina, Affrika, Africa, Afrika, Afrikah, Aida, Aina, Airina, Alida, Alika, Alikah, Aliki, Alima, Alina, Alita, Aliya, Amika, Amina, Amira, Amisa, Amiya, Amrita, Ania, Anica, Anika, Anima, Anina, Anisa, Annika, Apirka, Ardia, Ardra, Arena, Argia, Ari, Aria, Ariana, Arie, Ariel, Arina, Ariya, Ariyah, Ariza, Arla, Arna, Arona, Arunika, Arza, Asia, Asima, Atifa, Aunika, Aurita, Aviva, Ayisa, Aziza, Dorika, Jerika, Mika, Nika, Rika, Sarika and Vika. These names tend to be more commonly used than Arika.

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