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Meaning and name origin

Erica \e-ri-ca\ as a girl's name is pronounced AIR-a-ka. It is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Erica is "complete ruler". Latinate feminine form of Eric, and also a flower name, as the Latin word erica means "heather". Scandinavian name revived in the 19th century. Writer Erica Jong; singer erica Lee Jones; actresses Rickie Lake, Ricki Christensen; singer Erika Badu.

Erica has 30 variant forms: Aerica, Aericka, Airica, Airicka, Airika, Arica, Arika, Elika, Enrica, Enrika, Eraca, Ericka, Erika, Erike, Erricka, Erikka, Eryca, Erycka, Eryka, Erykah, Eyrica, Rickee, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rikke, Rikki, Rikky, Sherica and Terica.

For more information, see also related girl names Geri, Jerica and Rica.

Erica is also pronounced similarly to Eriko and Eroica. Other suggested similar baby names are Elrica, Erga, Erina, Eris, Erisha and Eriss.


Popularity

Erica is a very popular first name for females (#169 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Erica name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Erica with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Erica name in U.S.

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