What does Arika mean?
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. Aroca is a common last name.
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)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Arika and corresponding names. Erica (#657 2 years ago), Ericka, Erika (#678), Erykah, Ricki and Rikki are the prominent related forms of Arika (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Ricky, are seldom used. These forms of Arika were at the top of their popularity in the year 1994 (average #528) and are somewhat less common today (#889, 76.5% less). (2014 Birth Statistics)
Arika is alike in pronunciation to Eriko. Other recommended similar baby names are Afrika, Alika, Amika, Anika▲, Argia, Aria▲, Arina, Ariya, Ariza and Arza. These names tend to be more commonly used than Arika.