What does Arika mean?
Arika /ari-ka/ [3 sylls.] 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 last year), Ericka, Erika (#678), Erykah, Ricki and Rikki are the prominent related forms of Arika (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. Variants like Ricky are seldom used. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in the year 1994 (usage of 0.4712%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1108%, 76.5% less), 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.