Meaning and Name Origin
Arika \a-ri-ka\ as a name for girls is of Old Norse derivation, and the meaning of the name Arika is "complete ruler". Arika is a form of Erica (Old Norse): Latinate feminine form of Eric, and also a flower name, as the Latin word erica means "heather". A unique birth name for girls.
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 popularity of the girl name Arika and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Arika (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Erica (#657 last year), Ericka, Erika (#678), Erykah, Ricki and Rikki. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in 1994 and have become significantly less popular since, with the forms Erica, Ericka, Erika, Erykah and Rikki becoming somewhat dated. (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.